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.
--Motto engraved above the door of Andrew Jackson Downing's home
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.
One of the principal theoreticians of the movement was Andrew Jackson Downing, proprietor of a landscape nursery in the Hudson River Valley, landscape designer, amateur architect, the author of two immensely popular architectural pattern books, as well as works on floriculture and pomology, and, in Sweeting's words, 'the undisputed master teacher of genteel aesthetics' (p.
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." Thus, the eighteenth-century promise of "a private [gardening] world to some extent inspired by English examples and ideas, symbolic of hopes in the New World, tempered by economics and the climate," never bore fruit (p.
Andrew Jackson Downing published his Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening.
Richardson to the modernists and postmodernists, it happily covers the mode-setters: Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson Downing; Levittown and the mobile home.
Toole, a landscape architect in Saratoga Springs, New York, presents a historical tour of the architects of this landscape (notably Andrew Jackson Downing), and their visions as embodied in a dozen estates including Hyde Park (the Vanderbilt estate), and Olana (artist Frederic Church's home).
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.C.