The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section II. Beauties and Principles of the Art of Landscape Gardening

The recognition of art in landscape gardening

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THE IMITATION OF THE BEAUTY OF EXPRESSION, derived from a refined perception of the sentiment of nature: THE RECOGNITION OF ART, founded on the immutability of the true, as well as the beautiful: AND THE PRODUCTION OF UNITY, HARMONY, AND VARIETY, in order to render complete and continuous, our enjoyment of any artistical work.