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History of Early American Landscape Design


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Robert Morris, Select Architecture Being Regular Designs Of Plans And Elevations Well Suited To Both Town And Country: In Which The Magnificence And Beauty, The Purity And Simplicity Of Designing, For Every Species Of That Noble Art, Is Accurately Treated, And With Great Variety Exemplified, From The Plain Town-House To The Stately Hotel, And In The Country From The Genteel And Convenient Farm-House To The Parochial Church: With Suitable Embellishments: Also Bridges, Baths, Summer-Houses, &c. to All which Such Remarks, Explanations and Scales are Annexed, that the Comprehension is Rendered Easy, and Subject Most Agreeable (London: Sold by Robert Sayer, 1755), plate 1.

Description of the plate given on page 1 of the text: “A Little plain Building 30 Feet in Front, 30 Feet in Depth, and 30 Feet high, to the Top of the Cornice, from Outside to Outside of the Walls on the Plan.—The Parlour and Chamber-floors 9 Feet 6 Inches high, and the Attick Story 8 Feet high; the other Proportions (as in all the rest of the Plates,) may be found by the Scale annexed thereto. This Building may be executed for the Sum of 324l.”

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