Jacob Weidenmann: Pioneer Landscape Architect

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9780819568472: Jacob Weidenmann: Pioneer Landscape Architect

Winner of the Ruth Emery Award by the Victorian Society of America (2008)

Born in Switzerland, Jacob Weidenmann emigrated to the United States in 1856 at the age of twenty-seven after obtaining college-level diplomas in art, architecture, and engineering. The only landscape architect in America so educated, Weidenmann quickly gained a reputation for his excellent design and brilliant solutions to complex engineering and architectural challenges. He developed an important collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted and became a leading innovator in the field, helping to set standards and design principles for the profession. Based on four decades of research by author Rudy J. Favretti, this is the first comprehensive biography of this major artist, covering his life and career in-depth, and illuminating Weidenmann’s importance in defining his profession for future practitioners. Featuring over fifty illustrations, this oversized volume places Jacob Weidenmann in the context of his time, place, and art, and locates him in the pantheon of nineteenth-century designers.

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RUDY J. FAVRETTI, Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects, specializes in landscape history and preservation, and is professor emeritus, University of Connecticut. He is the author of eleven books on various aspects of landscape design and planning, agricultural history, and local history.

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“Written with clarity and intelligence, Favretti’s deeply informed and lavishly illustrated volume is utterly fascinating. This wonderfully textured portrait of Weidenmann is a book that every student of landscape architecture needs to read. An absolute gem.” (Wendell Garrett, Sotheby’s consultant and editor-at-large of The Magazine Antiques)

“Professor Favretti has given substance and significance to Jacob Weidenmann―one of the small group that Frederick Law Olmsted considered prime practitioners of his art, and the person who was his valued collaborator during a full decade of practice.” (Charles E. Beveridge, series editor, The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted)

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Book Description edar Hill Cemetery Foundation in coperation with Wesleyan University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition.. 192 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. ARCHITECTURE. The first full biography of a groundbreaking landscape architect. Born in Switzerland, Jacob Weidenmann emigrated to the United States in 1856 at the age of twenty-seven after obtaining college-level diplomas in art, architecture, and engineering. The only landscape architect in America so educated, Weidenmann quickly gained a reputation for his excellent design and brilliant solutions to complex engineering and architectural challenges. He developed an important collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted and became a leading innovator in the field, helping to set standards and design principles for the profession. Based on four decades of research by author Rudy J. Favretti, this is the first comprehensive biography of this major artist, covering his life and career in-depth, and illuminating Weidenmann's importance in defining his profession for future practitioners. Featuring over fifty illustrations, this oversized volume places Jacob Weidenmann in the context of his time, place, and art, and locates him in the pantheon of nineteenth-century designers. The Table of Contents of the book is as follows: PREFACE ¥ FOREWORD ¥ FORMATIVE YEARS ¥ Young Landscape Architect ¥ Pivotal Years ¥ HARTFORD: PUBLIC WORKS ¥ City Park (Bushnell Park) ¥ Cedar Hill Cemetery ¥ South Green ¥ HARTFORD: PRIVATE COMMISSIONS ¥ Retreat for the Insane (Institute of Living) ¥ Art Teacher ¥ American School for the Deaf ¥ City of Hartford Lithograph ¥ Butler Homestead ¥ Edmund Grant Howe Estate ¥ James Leland Howard Residence ¥ Suburban Villa for Timothy Stanley (New Britain) ¥ Charles L. Brainard Grapery ¥ New Britain Avenue Subdivision ¥ "BEAUTIFYING COUNTRY HOMES" ¥ A handbook with illustrated case studies for planning residential landscapes and some public places ¥ NEW YORK: OLMSTED ALLIANCE ¥ The Olmsted-Weidenmann Alliance ¥ Charles A. Dana Villa Park ¥ "Masquetux," Estate of Henry B. Hyde ¥ Four Government projects: U.S. Capitol, U.S. Quartermaster Depot, Schuylkill Arsenal, Hot Springs Reservation ¥ Congress Park ¥ Cornell University ¥ Other Projects ¥ MIDWEST: IOWA AND CHICAGO ¥ State Capitol, Des Moines ¥ Polk-Hubbell Residential Park ¥ Iowa State Fair Grounds, and Other Projects ¥ Mount Hope Cemetery and Other Projects ¥ "AMERICAN GARDEN ARCHITECTURE" AND "MODERN CEMETERIES" ¥ A compendium of Weidenmann's work presented as a guide for landscaping ¥ a handbook for designing rural cemeteries ¥ NEW YORK: "COMMENCING NEW" ¥ Iowa State Capitol Grounds Completion ¥ Residential Subdivision and Park for Colonel Albert Pope ¥ Concerns of the Profession and Weidenmann's Contributions ¥ AFTERWORD ¥ APPENDICES ¥ BIBLIOGRAPHY ¥ NOTES ¥ ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ¥ INDEX. Rudy J. Favretti, Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects, specializes in landscape history and preservation, and is professor emeritus, University of Connecticut. He is the author of eleven books on various aspects of landscape design and planning, agricultural history, and local history. "Written with clarity and intelligence, Favretti's deeply informed and lavishly illustrated volume is utterly fascinating. This wonderfully textured portrait of Weidenmann is a book that every student of landscape architecture needs to read. An absolute gem."ÑWendell Garrett, Sotheby's consultant and editor-at-large of The Magazine Antiques (Key Words: Jacob Weidenmann, Rudy J. Favretti, Landscape Architecture, Biography, Frederick Law Olmstead, Design, Cemeteries). book. Bookseller Inventory # 50480X1

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