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The Resource Reading houses and building books : Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855, Adam W. Sweeting

Reading houses and building books : Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855, Adam W. Sweeting

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Reading houses and building books : Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855
Title
Reading houses and building books
Title remainder
Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855
Statement of responsibility
Adam W. Sweeting
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Andrew Jackson Downing's reputation as architect, landscape designer, and author spread far beyond his native Hudson River Valley during the first half of the 19th century. But as Adam Sweeting suggests in this elegantly written, illustrated account, Downing's real legacy lies in the philosophical statement he created by melding the literary and building arts with an intensely moralistic outlook
  • Along with such contemporaries as William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, and Frederick Law Olmsted, Downing pursued what Sweeting calls genteel romanticism, an ideal that viewed the confluence of polite literature and graceful dwellings as not just an aesthetic statement, but an ethical imperative
  • This study of a unique coalescence of literature, architecture, and gardening illuminates "the widely held belief that efforts to reform the world began at home, that beautiful and clean houses produced morally beautiful and spiritually clean people."
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweeting, Adam W.
Dewey number
813/.309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS253.N7
LC item number
S94 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Downing, A. J.
  • American literature
  • Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
  • Authors, American
  • Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
  • American literature
  • Popular literature
  • Books and reading
  • Architecture and literature
  • Landscape architecture
  • Downing, Andrew Jackson
  • Downing, A. J.
  • Downing, Andrew J
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Paralittérature
  • Livres et lecture
  • Architecture et littérature
  • Hudson, Vallée de l' (N.Y. et N.J.)
  • USA
Label
Reading houses and building books : Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855, Adam W. Sweeting
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33133047
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780874517507
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95039747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33133047
Label
Reading houses and building books : Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855, Adam W. Sweeting
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33133047
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780874517507
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95039747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33133047

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