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Cottage Residences Frontispiece
Description: Frontispiece to "Cottage residences; or, A series of designs for rural cottages and cottage villas, and their gardens and grounds. Adapted to North America. By A. J. Downing... Illustrated by numerous engravings." (1842) This frontispiece shows an engraving of a cottage titled "A Small Cottage, or Gate Lodge," and also features floor plans for the home's first and second floors. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852) was one of the most important pre-Civil War designers and writers in America. He began his career as a landscaper and founded the magazine "The Horticulturist," which he used to promote scientific agriculture. As an architect, he designed buildings that mixed romantic architecture with the pastoral, picturesque architecture of the English countryside. He collaborated with Alexander Jackson Davis on "Cottage Residences." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04855
Subjects: Architecture; Ohio Economy--Agriculture
Places: New York (New York); London (England)