|aThe complete house and grounds :|blearning from Andrew Jackson Downing's domestic architecture /|cCaren Yglesias.
|aLearning from Andrew Jackson Downing's domestic architecture
|aChicago, Ill. :|bCenter for American Places at Columbia College Chicago :|bDistributed by the University of Chicago Press,|c2011.
|axvii, 255 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction -- 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.
|aDowning, A. J.|q(Andrew Jackson),|d1815-1852|xCriticism and interpretation.
內容簡介top The Complete House and Grounds 簡介 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.