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How to Lay Out a Garden

Intended as a General Guide in Choosing, Forming or Improving an Estate with Reference to Both Design and Execution

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How to Lay Out a Garden by Edward Kemp
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First published in 1850, and expanded in 1858 into the second edition now reprinted in facsimile, this comprehensive text "with reference to both design and execution" covers in fine detail the objectives, rules and implementation of garden design "from a quarter of an acre to one hundred acres in extent." The book became an important influence on the high-Victorian mixed style. It set out for the first time a complete guide to laying out a property and integrating the house into the landscape. Edward Kemp (1817-1891) trained under Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth, later assisted him in the design of Birkenhead Park, and went on to become superintendent of the park. He was one of the judges in the 1858 New York Central Park Competition, which selected the winning Olmstead and Vaux design.
Release date Australia
August 30th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd ed.
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
The Grimsay Press
Pages
436
Dimensions
152x229x24
ISBN-13
9781845300425
Product ID
1937241

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