Title: European and Japanese gardens; papers read before the American Institute of Architects ..
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Brown, Glenn, 1854-1932 Hamlin, A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster), 1855-1926 Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951 Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931 Honda, Kinkichiro, 1850-1921
Subjects: Gardens Gardens
Publisher: Philadelphia, H.T. Coates & Co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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European and Japanese Gardens and a personal character at once of winning charm and ofmasterly strength. An individuality so marked as his wouldhave achieved greatness in almost any time or land ; smallwonder, then, that in a period so sympathetic with his nature aswas the age of Louis XIV in France,—an age of luxury, limit-less expenditure, devotion to art, to pomp and to ceremony,an age which played upon his own nature and formed it, andin turn was played upon and formed by it,—we find himaccomplishing a work very exceptional in its extent and its gg^i/i^*
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THE TUILERIES AND THE LOUVRE variety. No doubt ne had countless assistants in his multifa-rious tasks, but his spirit informs and distinguishes all the end-less list of works which are counted among his masterpieces ;and, in addition, the indications of his genius served to remodel,and practically reconstruct, many of the gardens of an earlierday, already famous, but transformed and made to blossomanew under the suggestions of his enlightening imagination.He stands alone for his art, through the century, which washonored by his birth, and the succeeding one. He summed upall that was best worth while in the garden practice of his owntime and that preceding it, and welded it into a consistentwhole, through sheer force of creative power. He invented,indeed, no new kind, but he ennobled and synthesized the 119 French Gardening and Its Master
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