An exemplar of the rural cemetery type, Graceland was conceived as Chicago's answer to its eastern counterparts, Mount Auburn in Cambridge and Laurel Hill in Philadelphia. Initially laid out by William Saunders and Swain Nelson in 1860, the cemetery was further developed by a succession of high-profile landscape designers, including H.W.S. Cleveland, William Le Baron Jenney, and O.C. Simonds. In recent years, renewed interest in native plants and ecological principles in planting design has led to a focus on Simonds's contributions in particular. In this richly illustrated book, Vernon unravels the history of this important site, illuminating the work of the many practitioners who helped shape Graceland's influential layout.
Pages: 208 pp
Publisher: Univ. of Massachusetts Press
Publication Place: Amherst,
Book Id: 90095
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