ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN IN EUROPEMICHAEL SYMES Book Number: 89222 Product format: Paperback
In the 18th century, the English Landscape Garden spread through France, Germany, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Hungary, Italy and to other countries. The term was used to denote layouts that are naturalistic in plan and resemble natural scenery, although they might be highly contrived. There might be a division between a garden and park and there was often a fabrique, a garden building. The 'artinatural' garden was a word coined by Batty Langley, an early theorist and designer in the 1720s who also called it 'regular irregularity' and Chiswick in London is the best example and another South Dalton in Yorkshire, or Wrest Park, Bedfordshire. Due to the differing geopolitical character of several of the countries and a distinct division of Catholic and Protestant, the notion of the landscape garden held different significance and was interpreted and applied variously in those countries. A special chapter is devoted to 'Le Jardin Anglo-Chinois', and the gardens chosen illustrate the range, beauty and style still left for us to admire today. Hundreds of contemporary colour photos, engraving and archive images, colour. An Historic England publication, 126pp in large softback.
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