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Victorian Cottage Residences

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Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-52), the first great American landscape gardener, was one of the earliest and most influential popularizers of something new on the American scene — the small, inexpensive detached house. Into a countryside dotted with log cabins and occasional Greek Revival mansions, he introduced the tasteful, efficient cottage residence in all its variations ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 8th 2011 by Dover Publications (first published 1981)
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Said to be the most widely used books in American architectural literature, Victorian Cottage Residences is a fascinating look into architectural design and aesthetic gardening from the mid 19th century. Initially published in 1842, this work was revised in 1873 to account for changes in cost and materials. Downing's book focuses on smaller, rural cottage style homes with full landscaping, a rarity for the time. More than just a simple book of designs, it focuses on the form and function of each ...more
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A classic pattern book with useful advice on arrangements & insight into earlier building technology.
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Andrew Jackson Downing was an American landscape designer, horticulturalist, and writer, a prominent advocate of the Gothic Revival in the United States, and editor of The Horticulturist magazine (1846–52).

Downing is considered to be a founder of American landscape architecture.
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