Design in Landscape Gardening

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Century Company, 1914 - Landscape gardening - 278 pages
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Page 84 - The great end of the art is to strike the imagination. The Painter therefore is to make no ostentation of the means by which this is done; the spectator is only to feel the result in his bosom. An inferior artist is unwilling that any part of his industry should be lost upon the spectator. He takes as much pains to discover, as the greater artist does to conceal, the marks of his subordinate assiduity.
Page 84 - Painter, therefore, is to make no ostentation of the means by which this is done ; the spectator is only to feel the result in his bosom. An inferior artist is unwilling that any part of his industry should be lost upon the spectator. He takes as much pains to discover, as the greater artist does to conceal, the marks of his subordinate assiduity. In works of the lower kind everything appears studied and encumbered ; it is all boastful art and open affectation. The ignorant often part from such pictures...
Page 133 - ... planting for flat ground only. As Roote and Kelly have defined, "Informal design may be called a study of space relations, and formal design, a study of lines. Informal planting consists of irregular forms irregularly placed, and formal planting consists always of regular forms regularly placed. In a formal scheme, straight lines and angles are emphasized on account of their greater precision, while the informal type lays larger emphasis upon curves and rounded masses. In the formal type little...

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