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Andrew Jackson Downing

(1815—1852)

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Alexander Jackson Davis

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

(1803–92).

American architect, one of the most imaginative of his generation. His first important design was Highwood, a house at New Haven, CT. (1829–31), which brought him...

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Calvert Vaux

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(b London, 20 Dec 1824; d Bensonhurst, NY, 19 Nov 1895),

architect and landscape designer of English birth. Vaux was apprenticed (?1840–45) to the architect Lewis Nockalls...

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cemetery

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

[MC]

Any group of two or more separate or substantive graves.

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Count Rumford

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Architecture.

(Benjamin Thompson; 1753–1814) American-born British physicist,

who acted as a British spy during the American Revolution. As a result he was forced to flee in 1775, first to...

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Derby Arboretum

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Derby, Derbyshire, England, was opened to the public in 1840, the first public park in England. Its promoter was the mayor of Derby, Joseph Strutt, who gave the land and ...

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Frederick Clarke Withers

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Shepton Mallet, Somerset, 4 Feb 1828; d New York, 1 Jan 1901),

English architect, active in the USA. Following architectural training in Dorchester and London (where he worked...

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Frederick Law Olmsted

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(1822–1903).

One of the most important landscape-architects of C19 after Downing's death, he developed the C18 English Picturesque style of landscape, and was an innovator in the...

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John Notman

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 (1810–165) British-born architect.

He trained with William Henry Playfair (1790–1857) before emigrating to Philadelphia in 1831, where he designed Laurel Hill Cemetery (1836–9) in...

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landscape architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

The design of gardens, parks, 1campuses, cemeteries, etc., to provide places that can be enjoyed, both to walk within and to view from a distance. Gardens for perambulation, spiritual...

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New York City parks and gardens

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New York's first public spaces reflected the functional needs of a 17th-century colonial outpost. In 1625, Dutch merchants established Fort Amsterdam at the foot of what became Broadway...

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