Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery
Originally published in 1989, this book offers an insightful inquiry into the intellectual and cultural origins of Mount Auburn Cemetery, the first landscape in the United States to be designed in the picturesque style. Inspired by developments in England and France, and founded in 1831, Mount Auburn became the prototype for the "rural cemetery" movement and was an important precursor of many of America's public parks, beginning with New York City's Central Park.This new edition has been completely redesigned in a larger format, with new photographs and a new epilogue that carries the story forward into the twentieth century.
Published in association with Library of American Landscape History: http://lalh.org/
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THE FRENCH CULT OF ANCESTORS AND THE BIRTH OF PERE LACHAISE
AN AMERICAN SENSIBILITY TO MELANCHOLY
THE NECESSITY FOR MONUMENTS Art and Public Commemoration in the Young Republic
GRAVE PROBLEMS Urban Burial Controversies
THE CEMETERY IDEA AND THE FOUNDING OF MOUNT AUBURN
CEMETERY OR GARDEN? Landscape Design and Conflicting Institutional Purposes
THE RAGE FOR MOUNT AUBURN Sacred Site or Pleasure Ground?
TRANSFORMATION TO THE GARDEN OR SCULPTURED CEMETERY
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Trustees and Officers of Mount Auburn with Terms oF Service
A Selected Chronology of Notable American Rural or Garden Cemeteries and Major Designers
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Page 30 - And when the sun begins to fling His flaring beams, me, Goddess, bring To arched walks of twilight groves, And shadows brown that Sylvan loves Of pine, or monumental oak, Where the rude axe with heaved stroke Was never heard the Nymphs to daunt, Or fright them from their hallowed haunt.