Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscapes

Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscapes

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Overview

It's been more than forty years since the second edition of this landmark guide to the preservation and restoration of gardens and landscapes at historic sites was published.

Since the last edition came out, author Rudy Favretti, the nation's foremost authority in this area, has worked on many significant sites including both Monticello and Mount Vernon.

New to this edition are:

·Personal case studies from the authors' extensive experience in landscape restoration-preservation
· An in-depth look complete with color images of the archaeological excavations at Bacon's Castle and Monticello in Virginia
·Seventy-three illustrations including eight color photos
·An enlarged and comprehensive bibliography
·Fully updated and added chapters based on new and emerging information in the field
Further, Landscape and Gardens for Historic Buildings covers a wide array of topics including researching and planning, maintaining restored landscapes, identifying authentic flora, and selecting the right historical period, or a series of periods to show the evolution of the historic landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442260764
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Series: American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rudy J. Favretti is professor emeritus of landscape architecture at the University of Connecticut where he founded the nationally accredited landscape architecture program. In addition to his academic pursuits he established a private practice specializing in landscape preservation and restoration completing over 400 commissions, including Thomas Jefferson’s MONTICELLO, James Madison’s MONTPELIER, and George Washington’s MOUNT VERNON. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and all of his preservation-restoration plans and related materials, including over 4,000 colored slides, are part of the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Joy Putman Favretti is a graduate of Cornell University in botany and holds a master of library science degree from the University of Rhode Island. She has been director of several libraries and established many important archives for libraries and individuals. Joy has also served on several boards and commissions in the preservation field including the former Connecticut Historical Commission.

Table of Contents

Preface
1American Landscape Design
The Colonial Period, 1620-1775
Gardens of the New Nation, 1776-1850
The Victorian Period, 1860-1900
The Early Twentieth Century, 1900-1930
Landscape Settings for Public Buildings and Spaces
Cemeteries
2Research and Plan Development
Site Analysis
Photographic Record
Research and Documentation
Developing a Philosophy and Developing a Plan
3Authentic Plants for Period Landscape Settings
Trends and Styles
Procuring Period Plants
List of Sources
List of Authentic Plants for Recreating Period Landscapes
4Maintaining the Restored Landscape
Lawns
Perennials and Shrubs
Pest Control
Supporting Plants
Pruning
Soil Fertility
Projecting Maintenance and Its Costs
Visitor Circulation and Wear
Vandalism and Site Security
Appendix
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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