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“Gazebos and Trellises : Authentic Details for Design and Restoration (Historic Landscape Detail S.) (Hardcover)” is a series of 200 rather small plates of historic structures that garden designers, preservationists and landscape architects may find of marginal use. The author’s renderings mainly derived from field and library research of East Coast structures are unemotional, 1-point perspective, flat representations that I find undemonstrative and difficult on the eye.
In the back of the book are three pages listing plants and Vines from: Colonial Times and Republic 1700-1820 – Later Times 1820-1875 – to –Modern. He lists Gloire de Dijon, 1853, - Gardenia, 1899 – and Souvenir de la Malmaison, 1893; among my personal favorites.
The author’s rendering style is so dispassionate that his plates of Mount Vernon, Montpelier, and Monticello seem foreign to me. I am unenthusiastic about this book.