The Complete House and Grounds
Learning from Andrew Jackson Downing’s Domestic Architecture
Distributed for Columbia College Chicago Press
Andrew Jackson Downing, now considered the father of American landscape architecture, was among the first to develop aesthetic theories that differed sharply from those perpetuated in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. He designed houses based upon American democratic values and advocated for domestic design that would satisfy basic human needs along with the desire to live well.