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The English Garden: A Journey Through Its History (Motorbooks International Red Books)

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Garden design in England was entirely reinvented during the 18th-century. The strictly symmetrical gardens of the French Baroque were replaced by artificial landscapes which soon became almost indistinguishable from natural scenery. What continues to govern our notions of a beautiful landscape, even today, is the ideal image of Nature conceived by 18th-century English landscape gardeners. This journey through the history of the English garden introduces us to twelve of the most important, original and beautiful parks in Britain, all of which can be visited today. On the way, we learn how the new landscape garden was born of the spirit of political opposition.

Synopsis:

A unique and beautifully produced history of the development of English stately garden design.

About the Author

Hans von Trotha studied literature in Heidelberg and Berlin, writing his PhD on 18th-century gardens. He became a radio journalist and later a university lecturer. He is now the Editorial director at Nicolai Publishers and lives in Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906598204
Author:
Von Trotha, Hans
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Translator:
Brownjohn, John
Author:
Hans von Trotha
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
General Travel
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Haus Publishing - Literary Travellers
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 BandW illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 4 in

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