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Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-century English Landscape By Roger Turner

Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-century English Landscape
by Roger Turner

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WHO WAS `THE FAMOUS MR. BROWN', and why are his parks still so important?
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Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-century English Landscape by Roger Turner

Today he is credited with laying out every piece of parkland in Britain, while others accuse him of single-handedly sweeping away all the formal gardens that preceded the Landscape Movement. If he was indeed the greatest of all designers of man-made landscapes, how should we properly understand and appreciate his work and legacy? The author follows an introduction to the culture and society of 18th-century England by tracing the rise of the Landscape Movement. He then provides a carefully researched account of Lancelot Brown's humble origins and rising fortunes, his marriage and family, the course of his career and mounting fame and recognition, culminating in his appointment as Master Gardener to George III. For those whose interests lie in understanding the history of gardening, landscape design or 18th-century society there is much to be found here, but equally this book will sharpen the appreciation of Brown's work for all those who have visited his estates an enjoyed his enduring achievements.

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"A handsome and well-written book, highly recommended for subject collections." --"Library Journal"

About Roger Turner


ROGER TURNER is an architect and award-winning landscape designer. His books include Better Garden Design, the first horticultural monograph ever written on the subject. He has written many articles in popular and learned journals and now lectures widely on gardens, garden design, plants and garden history.

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GOR010099565
Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-century English Landscape by Roger Turner
Roger Turner
Used - Good
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2013-08-28
204
0750953853
9780750953856
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