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.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Caren Yglesias
Publisher: Center for American Places,US
Imprint: Center for American Places,US
Dimensions: Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.10cm
ISBN 10: 1935195247
Publication Date: 29 May 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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Caren Yglesias is a practicing architect and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.
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