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The great formal gardens of Tudor and Stuart England are a lost art form, swept away in a wave of destruction by the later movement toward a more naturalistic landscape style. No examples survive of this era's beautifully sculpted grounds, and we are left only with inaccurate, romanticized reconstructions created in Victorian times. In this pioneering study, however, Roy Strong paints a vivid portrait of such legendary garden complexes as those of Henry VIII's Hampton Court, Lord Burghley's Theobalds, and Lord Pembroke's Wilton.

Using rare plans, diagrams, and engravings from the period, the author evokes not only the lost gardens, but also the people and ideas that led to their creation. Intertwined with this story, which touches on the history of politics, art, architecture, literature, and ideas, are some of the great figures of the age: Francis Bacon, Inigo Jones, the Countess of Bedford, and Charles I.

Synopsis:

The great formal gardens of Tudor and Stuart England are a lost art form. This book sets out to evoke both the people and the ideas that led to the creation of the English Renaissance garden. Figures included are: Robert Cecil; Francis Bacon; Inigo Jones; Lucy Harrington; and Andrew Marvell.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [224]-233) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500272145
Preface:
Strong, Roy C.
Author:
Strong, Roy C.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
England
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Gardens -- England -- History.
Subject:
Gardens, Renaissance.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.18x7.50x.64 in. 1.85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The great formal gardens of Tudor and Stuart England are a lost art form. This book sets out to evoke both the people and the ideas that led to the creation of the English Renaissance garden. Figures included are: Robert Cecil; Francis Bacon; Inigo Jones; Lucy Harrington; and Andrew Marvell.
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