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The Promise of the SuburbsA Victorian History in Literature and Culture$
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Sarah Bilston

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300179330

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300179330.001.0001

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John Claudius Loudon and the New Suburban Landscape

John Claudius Loudon and the New Suburban Landscape

(p.20) Chapter 1 John Claudius Loudon and the New Suburban Landscape
The Promise of the Suburbs

Sarah Bilston

Yale University Press

John Claudius Loudon was an early proponent of the suburbs. His work represented the new spaces as places of meeting, community, modernity, and middle-class happiness. Loudon suggested that women were especially likely to benefit from, and contribute successfully to, this new landscape.

Keywords:   Gardens, gardening, Villas, Suburbs, Modernity, Rural decline, Shopping, Networks, Women, John Claudius Loudon

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