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Author Yglesias, Caren

Title The complete house and grounds : learning from Andrew Jackson Downing's domestic architecture / Caren Yglesias

Publ Info Chicago : Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago, 2011
Distributed by the University of Chicago Press
Edition First edition
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA737.D675 Y39 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- Andrew Jackson Downing : a life -- Design principles. Adapting foreign influences for the American audience -- Truthful architecture -- Truthful landscapes -- House and grounds. A regular house with a subdivided floor plan -- An irregular house with an assembled floor plan -- Linking a proprietor's character to architecture and landscape -- Original forms of dwelling. The secure cave -- The mediating tent -- The hut of instruments -- Applying a language of sensibilities -- Methods of personification, allegory, and animation -- Conclusion
Note Andrew Jackson Downing, now considered the father of American landscape architecture, was among the first to develop aesthetic theories that differed sharply from those perpetuated in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. He designed houses based upon American democratic values and advocated for domestic design that would satisfy basic human needs along with the desire to live well. In this book, Caren Yglesias, a practicing architect, examines Downing's legacy with an eye for relevance to today's domestic landscape. She builds on Downing's work in order to redefine what makes a "complete," or nurturing and fulfilling, house and grounds
LC subject Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852 -- Criticism and interpretation
Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Country homes -- Landscape architecture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Architects -- United States -- Biography
Add Author Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852
Alt Title Learning from Andrew Jackson Downing's domestic architecture
ISBN 9781935195245 (alk. paper)
1935195247 (alk. paper)