Engravings, with descriptions [by J.C. Loudon] illustrative of the difference between the modern style of rural architecture and the improvement of scenery, and that displayed in A treatise on country residences, and practised by mr. Loudon

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Page 15 - 8. In regard to KITCHEN GARDENS, the modern system is to have them large, and kept at enormous expense; this generally approves of them small, and cultivates the greatest quantity of culinary vegetables in the farm.
Page 14 - plan is to produce quantity or extent of surface, and render it as conspicuous as possible. The style proposed is to produce natural character. 5. In regard to ground, the modern system is to
Page 16 - books, residences, or passages of country; but few or none of them have been put in practice by professional men ; and their union in the mind of one proprietor or artist, in such a way as to produce a distinct style of forming a country residence, has not hitherto taken place.
Page 12 - according to circumstances. The trees and masses of wood in the park shew that it abounds with low growths and wildnesses. The general appearance of this scheme in fig. 4. shews the difference between it and figures 2. and 3., in regard to connection with the country.
Page 13 - is improved at a small expense, by raising a parapet to conceal the roof, and by adding two towers, the one to the principal body of the house, to contain a larger drawing-room and bed-rooms ; the other above the kitchen, as sleeping apartments for servants. The
Page 14 - to harmonize it. In regard to the parts, modern gardening forms and places every thing distinctly and alone ; this groups and connects them with each other and with the whole.
Page 14 - AND THE CHARACTERISTIC STYLE OF THE AUTHOR. 1. In regard to the whole, the modern system is to render a residence separate from the country. The characteristic style of forming
Page 13 - the whole will not amount to ^1000. Besides being varied by trees, it may be assisted in picturesque effect, at least until these grow of a proper magnitude, by training quick-growing creepers on it, as shewn in the view: these may be the rosa
Page 14 - 6. In regard to parks, modern landscape gardening makes them smooth and destitute of under-growths, ferns, and other plants. This, by introducing hollies, thorns, briars, ferns, and sometimes furze, broom, and brambles, gives them a wild forest character ; which
Page 12 - figures 2, 3, and 4, all the trees are represented as thinned out ; had the case been otherwise, the clumps would have appeared much more formal ; but there would not have been much difference in the general appearance of

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