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Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscapes - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)
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Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscapes - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 27/03/2017
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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.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442260764
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 265 x 185 x 17 mm
Edition: Third Edition


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This reviewer has used Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings since its original publication in 1978. It is that rare book, concise and packed with easy-to-access information, much of it unique. In subsequent years, this pioneering effort inspired other publications-many of them valuable-but none ever surpassed the work under review. This new edition is no mere reprinting with a pretty new cover (although it has one). It is extensively updated with new information, as one would expect over the course of 40 years. Notably, the lists of `Authentic Plants for Period Landscape Settings' are expanded. Additional illustrations, including several in color, are added. Other material was deleted because alternative sources emerged. For example, the volume no longer includes a list of sources for plants because one can easily Google any plant by its botanical (Latin) name to find a supplier. The book remains accessible and well-indexed. The original edition reflected the authors' young careers as accomplished professionals; this new one is the summa of long, accomplishment-filled lives. This book is appropriate for all readers. Summing Up: Essential. All readers. * CHOICE *
This new edition of Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings is the go-to resource for anyone beginning the restoration of a historic landscape. The Favrettis lay out a clear process, and include comprehensive plants lists, to help the project manager be successful and faithful to the period of restoration. -- Patrick Larkin, Senior Vice President of Gardens, Cheekwood, Nashville
Rudy and Joy Favretti's Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscapes has been a bible for those interested in restoring or recreating historic landscapes. There has been nothing else comparable for the owner of an historic house, or the custodian of a house museum. It includes an excellent summary of American landscape styles, detailed methods and sources for research, listings of authentic plants for each period (with sources) and the too-often-neglected discussion of maintenance. The new edition brings the research up to date, and includes over seventy illustrations. This brings their work into the era of website connections, while giving information that is not available on any website that I know of, always in their usual accessible style. -- Elizabeth P. McLean, landscape historian
Historic landscapes lend a vital pulse to the revival of our architectural and cultural past. Rudy Favretti, the long-time Dean of American Landscape Architects, has choreographed and restored our most celebrated historic gardens and landscapes. This uniquely thorough manual is an indispensable how-to guide to accurately orchestrate and revive the gardens and landscape features of our horticultural legacy. -- Peter J. Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens and Grounds, Monticello
Bravo! A new edition of this indispensable work has been long overdue. It's the original guide to researching and restoring American home landscapes, by the dean of American landscape preservation. For decades, savvy home-owners and museum sites have turned to it for guidance - and now, with its many updates and additions, it's better than ever. -- Scott Kunst, landscape historian and founder of Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs

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