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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THE MEDICI FOUNTAIN GARDENS OF THE LUXEMBOURG European and Japanese Gardens
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A FOUNTAIN GARDENS OF THE LUXEMBOURG insignificant and scattered elements of preceding practiceinto a finely realized ensemble which stands up proudly, over-shadowing the earlier time and shedding light over our own. Before his time there had been comparatively little varia-tion in the design of gardens. One work mimicked another,the same effects being reproduced with only slight changes tosuit the individual requirements or difficulties of the client orthe situation. No great underlying principles of design wererecognized, and no effort had been made to get outside ofthe work and look at it in a large way, objectively. Errorsand imperfections had constantly arisen from miscalculationsof foreshortening, the easiest of faults to make, and the mostdifficult to obviate, except by long and dearly bought experi-ence. A plan or birds-eye view, as everyone knows, may becharming, and yet the execution prove very disappointing,owing to just this awful difference in the foreshortening. Ifthis i
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