Andrew Jackson Downing

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United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)


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In the 1850s the federal government hired landscape gardener Andrew Jackson Downing to design and plant the city's park system, resulting in intimate little parks with clusters of trees, including some on the White House grounds, Lafayette Park, and the Ellipse.
IN 1850, ANDREW JACKSON DOWNING looked out from the highest tower of Warwick Castle and decided that to England it
Reading Houses and Building Books: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Architecture of Popular Antebellum Literature, 1835-1855.
Indeed in 1841, in his classic ``Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening,'' the American landscape artist Andrew Jackson Downing wrote enviously of ``the unrivalled beauty of the velvet lawns of New England.
Hence, America's important landscape gardeners in the 1800s were Andrew Jackson Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted, who "put their energies chiefly into public gardens and parks.
Andrew Jackson Downing published his Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening.
Andrew Jackson Downing was commissioned at an annual salary of $2500 to landscape the public gardens near the Capitol and the White House in Washington, D.