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A garden classic, The Genius of the Place reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style; it opens up a wide perspective of English cultural history, showing how landscape gardening was gradually transformed over two centuries into an art that has been widely imitated throughout Europe and North America.The English landscape garden is richly documented in this anthology. Over 100 illustrations accompany writings that range from Francis Bacon to Jane Austin; from the early 1600s, when Englishmen began to determine their own concept and form of the garden, through the first half of the eighteenth century when its distinctive feature emerged, to the heyday of the landscape garden under "Capability" Brown and the reactions to his pure formalism under Repton and Loudon in the 1800s. This edition contains a new introduction and bibliography covering the many developments in garden history during the last dozen years.John Dixon Hunt is Professor in the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia and editor of the International Journal of Garden History. Peter Willis, an architect, is reader in the History of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.

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A garden classic, The Genius of the Place reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style.

Synopsis:

A garden classic, 'The Genius Of The Place' reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style; it opens up a wide perspective of English cultural history, showing how landscape gardening was gradually transformed over two centuries into an art that has been widely imitated throughout Europe and North America.

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John Dixon Hunt is Professor in the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia and editor of the International Journal of Garden History, Peter Willis, an architect, is reader in the History of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262580922
Subtitle:
The English Landscape Garden 1620-1820
Editor:
Hunt, John Dixon
Editor:
Willis, Peter
Editor:
Hunt, John Dixon
Author:
Willis, Peter
Author:
Hunt, John Dixon
Editor:
Willis, Peter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Literature, Modern
Subject:
Gardens, english
Subject:
Literature, Modern -- 18th century.
Subject:
Gardens, English -- History.
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Genius of the Place
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
19880909
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
9.4 x 6.7 x 1.1 in

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"Synopsis" by , A garden classic, The Genius of the Place reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style.
"Synopsis" by , A garden classic, 'The Genius Of The Place' reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style; it opens up a wide perspective of English cultural history, showing how landscape gardening was gradually transformed over two centuries into an art that has been widely imitated throughout Europe and North America.
"Synopsis" by , John Dixon Hunt is Professor in the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia and editor of the International Journal of Garden History, Peter Willis, an architect, is reader in the History of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.
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