Special Collections' holdings in gardens and landscape architecture number over three hundred titles published from the early seventeenth century to the present. The collection is fairly evenly distributed among American, British, French, and northern European imprints, including Germany and the Netherlands. Representation of American publications is strongest between 1850 and 1930. The strength of British works represented in the collection falls between 1760 and 1820, the years framing the development and maturation of the English informal garden, offering an opportunity for studying its influence on American design practice. In addition, Special Collections holds over one hundred works relating to the design and history of nineteenth-century American cemeteries and public parks, providing an additional resource for studying the development of American garden and landscape architecture.
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