Regional Garden Design in the United States, Volume 15

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Therese O'Malley, Marc Treib
Dumbarton Oaks, 1995 - Architecture - 321 pages
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Regionalism has become a much-discussed design issue for landscape architects in recent years. Increased mobility, uprootedness, and the pace of change in an increasingly technological society have all contributed to interest in the concept because it places value on cultural continuity in local areas. This approach to garden design deliberately takes into account the region and attempts to capture the spirit of the place, the plant material, and symbolic qualities that define its natural and cultural character. The articles in this volume lay a foundation for examining regionalism in American garden design. The organization of the papers is by geographical area: the West Coast, the Midwest, the South, and New England. Wilhelm Miller's seminal essay of 1915, The Prairie Spirit in Landscape Gardening, has been reprinted as an appendix. This essay, which is frequently cited but rarely seen, is often regarded as the "regionalist" manifesto.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
San Francisco Bay Region Tradition in Landscape and Garden Design
43
Horace William Shaler Cleveland
69
The Prairie Gardens of O C Simonds and Jens Jensen
99
Translating an Ancient Idyll
125
The Drawings of
163
On Public Landscape Design Before the Civil War 18301860
191
Regionalism in Frederick Law Olmsteds Social Thought
209
Regionalism and the Practice of HannaOlin Ltd
243
Wilhelm Miller and The Prairie Spirit in Landscape Gardening
273
Index
313
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About the author (1995)

Therese O'Malley is associate dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art. Amy R. W. Meyers is director of the Yale Center for British Art.

Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.

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