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Studies in Landscape Architecture, Informal Paper #1: Garden Ornament at Dumbarton Oaks

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This study highlights a selection of garden ornaments from Dumbarton Oaks, the Washington, D.C., estate of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. Drawings from Beatrix Farrand's office and excerpts from her Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks, combined with original period photographs, endeavor to show the stylistic sources, evolution of design, and iconography. Other works were selected that reflect an evolution of thought about the gardens and illustrate the conscious choices that were made in shaping the landscape. As Lanning Roper states in Dumbarton Oaks--A Great American Garden, "The garden ornament deserves special comment. Mrs. Bliss had made a particular study of this subject and wished to show the variety of media that can be used and often effectively combined... All ornaments are carefully placed and one is impressed both by the quality, inconspicuousness and the originality of the conception." Garden ornaments were logical extensions of the Blisses' collections of art objects.

Inscriptions play a significant role in the decoration of the grounds and have been included as well. The majority of them relate to the personal lives of Robert and Mildred Bliss and reflect the strong humanist tradition represented by Dumbarton Oaks.

Synopsis:

This study highlights a selection of garden ornaments from Dumbarton Oaks, the Washington, D.C., estate of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. Drawings from Beatrix Farrand's office and excerpts from her Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks, combined with original period photographs, endeavor to show the stylistic sources, evolution of design, and iconography.

About the Author

Linda Lottis Librarian, <>Rare Books Collection, at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.James N. Carderis Archivist and House Collection Manager at <>Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780884022916
Author:
Lott, Linda
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
With:
Carder, James N.
With:
Carder, James
Author:
Carder, Ja
Author:
Carder, James N.
Author:
mes N.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Garden Furnishings
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
GARDENING / Garden Furnishings
Copyright:
Series:
Studies in Landscape Architecture, Informal Paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
May 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 halftones, 18 line illustrations
Pages:
44
Dimensions:
8 x 10 in

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"Synopsis" by , This study highlights a selection of garden ornaments from Dumbarton Oaks, the Washington, D.C., estate of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. Drawings from Beatrix Farrand's office and excerpts from her Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks, combined with original period photographs, endeavor to show the stylistic sources, evolution of design, and iconography.
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