THE BEAUTIES OF NATURE and HOW FAR THEY TRANSCEND THOSE OF ART, in LANDSCAPE GARDENING.
This book of poems by James Sinclair, first published in London, England in 1852.
The book of Poem is, to introduce a new era in the art of Landscape Gardening. An attempt is now made for to lay down fixed principles, for the production of real beauty in that art. For the purpose of gaining the above object, parallel lines, either in the shape of roads, flower-borders, grass or gravel-walks, or in any other way, are totally disused; thereby this method of laying out grounds is strictly original, and totally different from any other ever used in this or any other country. Not only is here laid down rules for the dispensing with parallel lines, but also for the proper distribution of trees, shrubs, and every kind of plant, so as not to produce a chaos by their improper admixture;—in short, the object here, is to point out a method of blending together large or small masses of wood, gravel, lawn, or water, so as to produce a beautiful picture, having order and regularity reigning in every part.