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The Artist's Garden


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Table of Contents

Note from the Director
-Harry Philbrick, Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

-John Dixon Hunt
-Anna O. Marley
Chapter 1. Producing Pictures Without Brushes: American Artists and Their Gardens
-Anna O. Marley
Chapter 2. "A Desperately Aesthetic Business": Garden Art in America, 1870-1920
-Virginia Grace Tuttle
Chapter 3. Home of the Hummingbird: Thaxter, Hassam, and the Aesthetics of Nature Conservation
-Alan C. Braddock
Chapter 4. "A Tendency to Outstrip Native Blossoms in Life's Race": Nativism in Impressionist Gardens
-Erin Leary
Chapter 5. The Garden Painted, Planted, and Printed: Chromolithography and Impressionism in America
-Katie A. Pfohl
Chapter 6. American Impressionists and the Problem of Urban Parks: Conflicting Temporalities
-James Glisson
Chapter 7. Designing Paradise: Women Landscape Architects and the American Country House Garden
-Judith B. Tankard

Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
Lenders to the Exhibition

About the Author

Anna O. Marley is Curator of Historical American Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and editor of Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit.


"An intellectual and visual delight with an impressive scholarly content, this is an important addition to the history of American art, American gardens, and American self-image at the turn of the 19th century."-Library Journal

"Here finally is the definitive work tracing the reciprocal influences of artists and the garden movement during the Progressive era in America, just as European impressionism reached our shores. With its extraordinary range of expertise, detailing techniques of artistic expression and developments in landscape architecture and horticulture, the book will enlighten its readers on numerous topics-not the least on the place of Philadelphia and its environs as central to these creative relationships in our cultural and intellectual history."-Paula Deitz, author of Of Gardens: Selected Essays

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