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Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852

Overview
Works: 234 works in 994 publications in 1 language and 11,926 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Designs and plans  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Calendars  Field guides  Dictionaries 
Subject Headings: Landscape architects 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: NA7561, 728.6
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The architecture of country houses; including designs for cottages, and farmhouses, and villas, with remarks on interiors, furniture, and the best modes of warming and ventilating by A. J Downing( Book )

80 editions published between 1850 and 2002 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of the architecture described herein is European in origin. The first reason is that an American style was still developing in 1880; most architectural inspiration still drew heavily on European experience. The second reason may be that copyright law was not nearly as effective as it is today and it was easy to lift drawings from other sources (Europe was the best source) to illustrate a book like this
Cottage residences : or, A series of designs for rural cottages and cottage villas, and their gardens and grounds by A. J Downing( Book )

63 editions published between 1817 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cottage Residences was one of the most successful pattern books published in the 19th century. Written by designer and landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing, this book introduced the Picturesque Gothic style for suburban and country residences. This book contains 28 original designs for houses with notes on suggested building materials and ornamental gardens.?Cottage Residences?had a profound impact on Victorian house design, and many houses built from this pattern book still survive today
Victorian cottage residences by A. J Downing( Book )

21 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-52), the first great American landscape gardener, was one of the earliest and most influential popularizers of something new on the American scene {u2014} the small, inexpensive detached house. Into a countryside dotted with log cabins and occasional Greek Revival mansions, he introduced the tasteful, efficient cottage residence in all its variations, including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, and "rustic." His enormously successful books spread the gospel to thousands of home-buyers and many of his fellow architects {u2014} Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, and others {u2014} and none was more successful than Cottage Residences, one of the most widely used books in American architectural literature. First published in 1842, this book went through many editions before the 1873 edition, reprinted here, which contains for the first time the valuable additions of Henry Winthrop Sargent and Charles Downing. It is here that the author presents 26 different cottage designs with views, floor plans, textual descriptions and, occasionally, garden layouts. Among the different houses included are a suburban cottage, a cottage in the Tudor style, a villa in the Italian style, a villa in the Gothic style, a side hill cottage, a stone cottage, and more. There are also designs for a small rural church and Italian gardens. The 155 illustrations allow readers to see for themselves exactly what the designs entail. For anyone interested in nineteenth-century American domestic architecture, there is no more important book than Andrew Jackson Downing's Cottage Residences. It is an incredibly rich firsthand source for the most popular architectural styles of the period
Rural essays by A. J Downing( Book )

41 editions published between 1853 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints to young architects : calculated to facilitate their practical operations by George Wightwick( Book )

11 editions published between 1847 and 1972 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villas and cottages : a series of designs prepared for execution in the United States by Calvert Vaux( Book )

9 editions published between 1857 and 1973 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cottage residences, rural architecture & landscape gardening by A. J Downing( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardening for ladies : and Companion to the flower-garden by Loudon( Book )

29 editions published between 1843 and 1874 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete house and grounds : learning from Andrew Jackson Downing's domestic architecture by Caren Yglesias( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson Downing, now considered the father of American landscape architecture, was among the first to develop aesthetic theories that differed sharply from those perpetuated in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. He designed houses based upon American democratic values and advocated for domestic design that would satisfy basic human needs along with the desire to live well. In this book, Caren Yglesias, a practicing architect, examines Downing's legacy with an eye for relevance to today's domestic landscape. She builds on Downing's work in order to redefine what makes a "complete," or nurturing and fulfilling, house and grounds
A facsimile edition of a treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening. With the 1859 sixth ed. suppl. by Henry Winthrop Sargent by A. J Downing( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson Downing : essential texts by A. J Downing( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-1852), a much-sought-after designer, influential writer, and editor of The Horticulturist, was an internationally known shaper of opinion. Robert Twombly has selected thirty-three essays on Architecture and Building, Landscape Gardening, Parks and Other Public Places, Village Beautification, Horticulture, and Agricultural Education, and provides an introduction to Downing's life and work and suggestions for further reading
Landscape gardening and rural architecture by A. J Downing( Book )

14 editions published between 1841 and 1991 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of horticulture; or, An attempt to explain the principal operations of gardening, upon physiological principles by John Lindley( Book )

13 editions published between 1840 and 1881 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lindley (1799-1865) was an English horticulturalist who worked for Sir Joseph Banks and was later instrumental in saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. His earlier books on British plants were well received and he was influential in the realm of botanical nomenclature, especially in orchidology. He was a prolific author and many of his books were aimed at a non-specialist readership. His aim in this work, published in 1840, was to provide 'the intelligent gardener, and the scientific amateur ... with the rationalia of the more important operations of horticulture'. Beginning with a chapter on seeds, the first part of the book describes the life and structure of a plant - the root, the stem, the leaves, the flowers and the fruit. The second part moves on to practical topics, such as ventilation and seed-saving, as well as pruning and potting, explaining many basic concepts of plant cultivation
Landscape gardening by A. J Downing( Book )

8 editions published between 1859 and 1921 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints to persons about building in the country by A. J Downing( Book )

10 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening by A. J Downing( Book )

12 editions published between 1841 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of country houses : including designs for cottages, farm-houses, and villas, with remarks interiors, furniture, and the best modes of warming and ventilating ... by A. J Downing( )

9 editions published between 1851 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. This volume forms his most important work. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs. Introduction
 
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The architecture of country houses; including designs for cottages, and farmhouses, and villas, with remarks on interiors, furniture, and the best modes of warming and ventilating
Alternative Names
A. J. Downing

Andreas Jackson Downing

Andrew Jackson Downing

Andrew Jackson Downing americký zahradní architekt, zahradník a spisovatel

Andrew Jackson Downing Amerikaans tuin- en landschapsarchitect (1815-1852)

Andrew Jackson Downing architecte américain

Andrew Jackson Downing US-amerikanischer Architekt

Downing, A. j

Downing, A. j. 1815-1852

Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852

Downing, Andrew J.

Downing, Andrew Jackson

Downing, Andrew Jackson 1815-1852

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A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America; with a view to the improvement of country residences. Comprising historical notices and general principles of the art, directions for laying out grounds and arranging plantations, the description and cultivation of hardy trees, decorative accompaniments to the house and grounds, the formation of pieces of artificial water, flower gardens, etc. with remarks on rural architectureThe fruits and fruit trees of America : or, The culture, propagation, and management, in the garden and orchard, of fruit trees generally ; with descriptions of all the finest varieties of fruit, native and foreign, cultivated in this countryVictorian cottage residencesLandscape gardening and rural architectureHints to persons about building in the countryApostle of taste : Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815-1852To live in the New World : A.J. Downing and American landscape gardening