Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscape Settings

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Rowman Altamira, 1997 - Architecture - 201 pages
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From an historical perspective on landscape development in America, this well-illustrated book tells how to select the right period for your garden, identify authentic plants, research and plan its development, and maintain the restored landscape.
  

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Contents

American Landscape Design
1
Gardens of the New Nation 17761850
24
The Victorian Period 18501900
35
The Early Twentieth Century 19001930
49
Landscape Settings for Public Buildings and Spaces
56
Research and Plan Development
65
Photographic Record
69
Research and Documentation
70
Maintaining the Restored Landscape
161
Lawns
162
Perennials and Shrubs
165
Supporting Plants
168
Pruning
170
Soil Fertility
171
Visitor Circulation and Wear
178
Vandalism and Site Security
182

Developing a Philosophy and a Plan
79
Authentic Plants for Period Landscape Settings
89
Procuring Period Plants
94
List of Sources
101
List of Authentic Plants for Recreating Period Landscapes
103
Appendix
187
Bibliography
191
Acknowledgments
195
Index
197
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About the author (1997)

RUDY J. FAVRETTI, Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects, specializes in landscape history and preservation, and is professor emeritus, University of Connecticut. He is the author of eleven books on various aspects of landscape design and planning, agricultural history, and local history.

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