Capability Brown

And the Eighteenth-century English Landscape
Author: Roger Turner
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9781860771149
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 204
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' ... an invaluable work of reference.' Daily Telegraph ' ... a fine range of contemporary illustrations and recent photographs, and an invaluable gazetteer ...? Morning Telegraph In this comprehensive study of the man and his creations, the author follows an introduction to the culture and society of 18th-century England by tracing the rise of the Landscape Movement.

Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden


Author: Laura Mayer
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747810490
Category: Architecture
Page: 64
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The name Lancelot 'Capability' Brown has become synonymous with the eighteenth-century English landscape garden: between 1751 and 1783 his consultancy handled over 170 major commissions. Ruthlessly efficient, he could stake out the 'capabilities' of a particular terrain within an hour on horseback. Rising to the position of Master Gardener to George III, his trademark features included bald lawns, clumped trees, undulating lakes and enclosing belts of woodland on the estate's perimeter. With this standard park formula Brown and his followers held the commercial monopoly on garden design well into the following century, resisting the more rugged topography advocated by Richard Payne Knight's new generation of Romantics.

Capability Brown

Designing the English Landscape
Author: John Phibbs
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848833
Category: Gardens, English
Page: 280
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Unique in scope -- encompassing every major Brown landscape in the UK, as well as some lesser known and formative locations. Written by the leading expert in Brown's landscape work -- unique in that he is an academic expert on Brown and a hands-on landscaper who has worked on the landscapes themselves. Will appeal to English country house audiences. The definitive survey of Lancelot Brown's famous landscapes and gardens in Britain, published to coincide with the tercentenary celebrations in 2016.

The Flowering of the Landscape Garden

English Pleasure Grounds, 1720-1800
Author: Mark Laird
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812234572
Category: Architecture
Page: 446
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The park of lawns, trees, and serpentine lakes in a picturesque composition of greens has long been viewed as the enduring achievement of eighteenth-century English landscape art. Yet this conventional view of the picturesque style ignores the colorful flowers and flowering shrubs that graced the landscape garden of the Georgian era. While the book is primarily devoted to the historical reconstruction of the formal and horticultural characteristics of "theatrical" shrubberies and flowerbeds, it also aims to animate the world of the eighteenth-century pleasure ground. Mark Laird shows how the unwritten lore of planting design was passed down by generation after generation of gardeners and discusses the interaction of landscape designer, client, nurseryman, land agent, and gardener in modifying and transforming the geometric layouts of previous generations. He traces the development of planting design theory and practice from Batty Langley to Capability Brown and William Chambers, and demonstrates how an English mania for flowering shrubs and conifers from eastern North America helped create the distinctive planting forms of the Georgian pleasure ground. Laird offers readers a wealth of visual and literary materials—from contemporary paintings, engravings, poetry, essays, and letters to more prosaic household accounts and nursery bills—to revolutionize our understanding of the English landscape garden as a powerful cultural expression. Through his original watercolor reconstructions of planting forms and through delightful descriptions of seasonal change and sensuous effect, he makes the gardens come alive, thus recognizing both the palpable qualities and aesthetic sophistication of eighteenth-century planting design. Laird's training as a landscape architect, garden conservator, and historian gives the book remarkable breadth and depth. It is a benchmark work, uniquely bridging the gap in landscape history between design and planting and horticultural studies.

Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden

Reprinted with Supplementary Plates and a Catalogue of Additional Documents, Drawings, and Attributions
Author: Peter Willis
Publisher: Elysium PressPub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 441
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Charles Bridgeman was a key figure in the establishment of le jardin anglais, that remarkable English invention which was to sweep 18th century Europe. Bridgeman's role in the transition from the geometric layouts of the early 1700s to the freer designs of Capability Brown was a crucial one. His activities as Royal Gardener to George II and Queen Caroline embraced Hampton Court, Kensinton Gardens, Hyde Park and Richmond, while for private patrons he was active at Claremont, Eastbury, Wimpole, Marble Hill and a host of other country houses.

What did Capability Brown do for Ecology? The legacy for biodiversity, landscapes, and nature conservation


Author: Christine Handley (eds),Ian D. Rotheram
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1904098657
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Genius of the Place

The English Landscape Garden, 1620-1820
Author: John Dixon Hunt,Peter Willis
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262580922
Category: Architecture
Page: 392
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A garden classic, The Genius of the Place reveals that the history of landscapegardening is much more than a history of design and style; it opens up a wide perspective of Englishcultural history, showing how landscape gardening was gradually transformed over two centuries intoan art that has been widely imitated throughout Europe and North America.The English landscapegarden is richly documented in this anthology. Over 100 illustrations accompany writings that rangefrom Francis Bacon to Jane Austin; from the early 1600s, when Englishmen began to determine theirown concept and form of the garden, through the first half of the eighteenth century when itsdistinctive feature emerged, to the heyday of the landscape garden under "Capability" Brown and thereactions to his pure formalism under Repton and Loudon in the 1800s. This edition contains a newintroduction and bibliography covering the many developments in garden history during the last dozenyears.John Dixon Hunt is Professor in the School of English and American Studies at the Universityof East Anglia and editor of the International Journal of Garden History. Peter Willis, anarchitect, is reader in the History of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.

Capability Brown

and His Landscape Gardens
Author: Sarah Rutherford
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911358006
Category: Gardening
Page: 304
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One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was known to many as ‘The Omnipotent Magician’ who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, we still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more. In Capability Brown, author and garden historian Sarah Rutherford tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.

The English landscape garden


Author: David Jarrett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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Garden and Grove

The Italian Renaissance Garden in the English Imagination, 1600-1750
Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812292782
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
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Garden and Grove is a pioneering study of the English fascination with Italian Renaissance gardens. John Dixon Hunt studies reactions of English visitors in their journals and travel books to the exciting world of Italian gardens: its links with classical villas, with Virgil and farming, with Ovid and metamorphosis, its association with theater, its variety, its staged debates between art and nature. Then he looks at what English visitors made of these Italian garden experiences upon their return home and at how they created Italianate gardens on their estates, on their stages, and in their poems. With a wealth of literary and visual materials previously untapped, Hunt provides a new history of an intriguing and vital phase of English garden history. Not only does he suggest the centrality of the garden as a focus for many social, aesthetic, political, and philosophical ideas but he argues that the so-called English landscape garden before "Capability" Brown, in the late eighteenth century, owed much to a long and continuing emulation of Italian Renaissance models.

Polite landscapes

gardens and society in eighteenth-century England
Author: Tom Williamson
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 182
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Parks and gardens of eighteenth-century England are usually understood as the creations of individual geniuses like William kent, Capability Brown, and Humphry Repton. But this wasn't necessarily a view shared by their contemporaries. Landowners typically had strong ideas about how their property should look and how it should function. And, according to Tom Williamson, other powerful influences were at work as well. In Polite Landscapes Williamson examines the wider social, economic, and political implications of these extraordinary creations. He reveals how the aristocracy and gentry -- who paid for and lived in these remarkable private landscapes -- participated in their creation for a variety of complex interests and needs. More than simply a grand setting for a country house, the park and garden had to accommodate farming and forestry enterprises and serve as a proper setting for hunting, riding and other recreational activities. They also needed to conform to the aesthetic principles of the landowner's favorite philosophers and landscape gardeners. Emphasizing the practical relationship between landowners (who were demanding clients) and artists (who were also businessmen), Williamson shows how changing fashions of landscape design expressed the broader currents of social and economic development in eighteenth-century England. He examines a wide range of properties -- including homes of gentry and middle class as well as those of the nobility -- and assesses the impact of the English landscape garden on the rest of the world. Illustrated with dozens of contemporary maps, plans, and paintings, Polite Landscapes is a book for anyone with a serious interest in gardens, parks, great houses, and the English landscape.

Place-making

The art of Capability Brown
Author: John Phibbs
Publisher: English Heritage
ISBN: 1848023669
Category: Architecture
Page: 384
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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) is the iconic figure at the head of the English landscape style, a tradition that has dominated landscape design in the western world. He was widely acclaimed for his genius in his own day and his influence on the culture of England has arguably been as great as that of Turner, Telford and Wordsworth. Yet, although Brown has had his biographers, his work has generated very little analysis. Brown was prolific; he has had a direct influence on half a million acres of England and Wales. The astonishing scale of his work means that he did not just transform the English countryside, but also our idea of what it is to be English and what England is. His work is everywhere, but goes largely unnoticed. His was such a naturalistic style that all his best work was mistaken for untouched nature. This has made it very difficult to see and understand. Visitors to Brown landscapes do not question the existence of the parkland he created and there has been little professional or academic analysis of his work. This book for the first time looks at the motivation behind Brown’s landscapes and questions their value and structure whilst at the same time placing him within the English landscape tradition. It aims primarily to make landscape legible, to show people where to stand, what to look at and how to see.

The English Landscape Garden


Author: Miles Hadfield
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 72
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Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country


Author: Stanley W. Trimble
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466555750
Category: Nature
Page: 290
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"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an astonishing variety of altered hydrologic and sedimentation processes throughout a drainage basin. The changes have spatial and temporal patterns forced on them by the distinctive topographic structure of drainage basins. "Through painstaking field surveys, comparative photographic records, careful dating, a skillful eye for subtle landscape features, and a geographer’s interdisciplinary understanding of landscape processes, the author leads the reader through the arc of an instructive and encouraging story. Farmers—whose unfamiliarity with new environmental conditions led initially to landscape destruction, impoverishment, and instability—eventually adapted their land use and settlement practices and, supported by government institutions, recovered and enriched the same working landscape. "For the natural scientist, Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country illustrates how an initially simple alteration of land cover can set off a train of unanticipated changes to runoff, erosion, and sedimentation processes that spread through a landscape over decades—impoverishing downstream landscapes and communities. Distinct zones of the landscape respond differently and in sequence. The effects take a surprisingly long time to spread through a landscape because sediment moves short distances during storms and can persist for decades or centuries in relatively stable forms where it resists further movement because of consolidation, plant reinforcement, and low gradients. "For the social scientist, the book raises questions of whether and how people can be alerted early to their potential for environmental disturbance, but also for learning and adopting restorative practices. Trimble’s commitment to all aspects of this problem should energize both groups." —Professor Thomas Dunne, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

Gentlemen & players

gardeners of the English landscape
Author: Tim Mowl
Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 218
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This book traces the development of garden style through the owners who projected them and the gardeners who worked them.

El arte de los jardines modernos


Author: Horace Walpole
Publisher: Siruela
ISBN: 9788478447558
Category: Architecture
Page: 72
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Horace Walpole (1717-1797) ha sido uno de los hombres que más ha influido en el gusto de su época. Novelista, epistológrafo, historiador, político, anticuario y coleccionista, siempre dictaminó sobre las normas del gusto de su tiempo: inventaría la novela gótica, que, de una forma involuntariamente cómica, inaugurará el futuro cuento de terror; su extravagante casa de campo, Strawberry Hill, daría paso a lo que Kenneth Clarke llamaría el «rococó gótico»; pero también escribirá un encendido elogio sobre el paisajista William Kent, al que consideraría el fundador del jardín inglés. En este ejemplar ensayo, Walpole nos ofrece una sucinta historia del arte de hacer jardines. Sus premisas son radicalmente opuestas al jardín francés ;«pues a la naturaleza le horroriza la línea recta»; en favor de la nueva estética del jardín inglés que nace en el siglo XVIII. Enamorado de las vastas perspectivas pintorescas y de los parterres floridos, nos desvela una nueva armonía visual que llevará a cabo en su propio jardín de Strawberry Hill. Para Walpole, como para Alexander Pope, «crear un jardín es pintar un paisaje».

Inventing the Garden


Author: Matteo Vercelloni,Virgilio Vercelloni,Paola Gallo
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606060473
Category: Gardening
Page: 275
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The authors trace the evolution of the Western garden from the first plots cultivated for pleasure in the Middle East to today's diverse green spaces that challenge traditional ideas about what constitutes a garden. They examine the changing attitude toward nature--as something to be dominated or embraced, ordered or allowed to range freely, exploited or conserved. Examples of the highly prescribed hortus conclusus or enclosed spaces of the Middle Ages are found in the Italian Renaissance gardens and the symmetries of Versailles and Les Tuileries. After the rise of Romanticism in the late eighteenth century, English gardeners such as William Kent and "Capability" Brown embraced the concept that nature should prevail over man's manipulation of it and created gardens that broke through traditional enclosures. A century later, while the American West witnessed both the conquering spirit of the homesteaders and the first stirrings of the conservation movement, urban parks and gardens were created as oases to which all people had access. The book concludes with a look at contemporary gardens, where efforts to reclaim landscapes and repurpose crumbling infrastructure are taking place within an atmosphere of ecological sensitivity--appreciating the idea that the whole planet is a garden and all who live in it are gardeners.

The English landscape garden


Author: H. F. Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 64
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Moving Heaven & Earth

Capability Brown's Gift of Landscape
Author: Steffie Shields
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781910787151
Category: Landscape architecture
Page: 288
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This beautifully illustrated book, with the vast majority of illustrations photographed by the author, makes a fitting tribute to the world-famous 18th century landscape architect Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783) in his Tercentenary year.

The English Vision

The Picturesque in Architecture, Landscape, and Garden Design
Author: David Watkin
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 227
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