Landscape Art, Past and Present

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American Park and Outdoor Art Association, 1900 - Landscape architecture - 30 pages
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Page 30 - Moreover, he hath left you all his walks, His private arbours, and new-planted orchards, On this side Tiber; he hath left them you, And to your heirs for ever; common pleasures, To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves. Here was a Caesar: When comes such another? 1 Cit. Never, never: — Come away, away: We'll burn his body in the holy place, And with the brands fire the traitors
Page 30 - But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar ; I found it in his closet, 'tis his will : Let but the commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins...
Page 5 - I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruits: I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees...
Page 10 - The Tower of Babel, not yet finished. St. George in box : his arm scarce long enough, but will be in a condition to stick the dragon by next April. A green dragon of the same, with a tail of ground-ivy for the present.
Page 14 - ... great part of the year an emerald greenness — studded with noble oaks and other forest trees which number centuries of growth and maturity; these advantages, in the hands of the most intelligent and the wealthiest aristocracy in the world, have indeed made almost an entire landscape garden of
Page 10 - The distinction between the Italian and the Dutch is obvious. A stone hewn into a gracefully ornamented vase or urn has a value which it did not before possess ; a yew hedge clipped into a fortification is only defaced. The urn is a production of art, the other a distortion of nature.
Page 10 - An old maid of honour in wormwood. A topping Ben Jonson in laurel. Divers eminent modern poets in bays, somewhat blighted, to be disposed of, a pennyworth. A quick-set hog shot up into a porcupine, by its being forgot a week in rainy weather. -A lavender pig with sage growing in his belly. Noah's ark in holly, standing on the mount ; the ribs a little damaged for want of water.
Page 14 - ... than from the beauty or rarity of their vegetation, or from their arrangement. In the United States, it is highly improbable that we shall ever witness such splendid examples of landscape gardens as those abroad, to which we have alluded. Here the rights of man are held to be equal...
Page 14 - ... there are no enormous parks, and no class of men whose wealth is hereditary, there is, at least, what is more gratifying to the feelings of the philanthropist, the almost entire absence of a very poor class in the country ; while we have, on the other hand, a large class of independent landholders, who are able to assemble around them, not only the useful and convenient, but the agreeable and beautiful, in country, life.
Page 29 - America until AJ Downing of New York, in 1850, began to write on the subject of parks. He suggested Central Park ; his idea was...

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