The Prairie Spirit in Landscape Gardening

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2002 - Architecture - 32 pages
"This volume features several projects by Jens Jensen, a Danish immigrant whose ecologically based, conservation-oriented approach to park and residential design had strong impact in Chicago and formed the foundation of the stylistic school Miller was promoting. The book also features photographs of O. C. Simonds's designs for Chicago's Graceland Cemetery and midwestern landscapes by Walter Burley Griffin and Warren H. Manning among others. Before and after images vividly demonstrate Miller's taste for abundant use of hardy native plants in landscape design. His emphatic captions - "Away with Gaudy Foreigners and Artifical Varieties!" "Restore the Native Vegetation!" - leave little doubt about his aesthetic position."--BOOK JACKET.

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Christopher Vernon is senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia.

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