t studio according to residents of the Colony. His garden was created over time, more a gradual process than an outright creation. However, Van Buren (1988, p. 369) notes that though Parrish never had any formal training in architecture or design, ˘as an artist he created a garden that expressed his interest in color and composition,÷ (SEE Fig. 2).
One of the most famous residents of the Cornish Colony was landscape architect Charles Platt. Platt was heavily influenced by the Italian Renaissance. His architecture and his landscape architecture were both influenced by the Italian villas he admired. As Van Buren (1988, p. 373) notes, PlattĂs landscape designs in Cornish made him ˘one of the leaders, if not the single originator, of the American return to formal landscape design.÷ We see the geometric spaces, symmetry and balance, and decorative objects like fountains in PlattĂs own garden in Cornish, one that was heavily influenced by those of the Italian Renaissance, (SEE Fig. 3). The popularity of landscape gardening would continue to grow in light of new tech