Note from the Director -Harry Philbrick, Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Foreword -John Dixon Hunt Introduction -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 Plates Selected Bibliography List of Contributors Lenders to the Exhibition Index Acknowledgments
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.
"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 "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