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[MANNING, Warren H.] [Landscape architecture] [Tourism]
Warren H. Manning's Souvenirs from Paris, 1899
1860. Very good. This is a lot of four Parisian souvenirs which belonged to (and bear the authentic bookplate of) influential American landscape designer Warren H. Manning (1860-1938). Mr. Manning is best remembered as the pioneering voice behind the "wild garden" movement, which emphasized cultivating pre-existing plants and natural landscaping, rather than the formal, symmetrical gardens of imported plants which were popular at the time. In addition to the many parks he designed in his lifetime, Mr. Manning's contributions ranged from founding the American Civic Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects to spearheading national conservation efforts which eventually led to the American National and State Forest and Park systems. We are presenting four souvenirs from an 1899 visit to Paris - 3 small illustrated books of architecture and a set of 19 photographic cards. The 3 books bear Mr. Manning's bookplate, and the cards each have handwritten notes in French on the backs identifying the subjects. Two of the books also bear the signature of Daniel Ford Pratt, who was Mr. Manning's father-in-law. As all the items are related to Mr. Manning's architectural field (with the cards specifically focusing on landscapes and gardens), it is not a stretch to speculate that Mr. Manning may have gleaned some inspiration for his future achievements from this visit. Versaille et Trianon; Paris. 4"x6 1/4". Red decorative cloth with gilt lettering on cover and blind stamped decorations. Decorative endpapers. 30 illustrated plates with captions in accordion binding. 30 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Uncharted Books [United States]

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