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Nuts & Bolts: Designing America

Beloved for its impeccably researched and beautifully designed architectural history books, Acanthus Press recently introduced a pair of new titles concerning the evolution of American residential and landscape design.

Gardens for a Beautiful America tracks the evolution of landscape aesthetics in this country during the formative period 1895-1935. Enlivened with over 400 breathtakingly restored original photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston, this elegant, oversized tome allows a special glimpse into the grand aesthetics of a bygone era's planted environments.

American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer takes a long and well-worth-it look at the homes built by Horace Trumbauer, the architect of many grand mansions across the country, from Newport to Colorado Springs. The finest of his designs are knowledgeably presented here in this sumptuous coffee table book, on sale now.

Visit Acanthus Press for more information on either title.

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