Art out-of-doors : hints on good taste in gardening

Various artists/makers

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This emblematic design for a gardening manual features two tree roses crossed and intertwined with a banner that reads: Ce qua nos jardins sont les fleurs—les arts le sont a la vie (what flowers are to our gardens, the arts are to life), the motto of French printmaker Jean-Claude-Richard de Saint Non (1727-1791). The overlapping compass, shears, and crossing branches within the circle at center create the effect of a trellis. The circle refers to the common base form of flower garden design.

Art out-of-doors : hints on good taste in gardening, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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