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back cover (detail, 90º cw; levels 30 1.00 220; sharpened one notch)
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Vol. VI (1805), in which a review of J. Loudon, his Observations on the Formation and Management of useful and ornamental Plantations; on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; and on gaining and embanking Land from Rivers or the Sea. Illustrated with ten Plates. (1804)
in number 6:3 (November 1805): 334-336
Princeton copy, digitized September 21, 2009

J. Claudius Loudon his Observations delineates — graphically — Beautiful, Picturesque, Ugly, and Deformed “outlines of ground,” which in turn led to fruitless wanderings in search of “ugly and deformed” lines, and then “wavy and crooked lines.”

28 November 2015

beauty; deformed; lines; picturesque; ugliness; waves
J. C. Loudon