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This new edition traces the history and development of Blenheim Park from its prehistoric origins to its use as a royal hunting domain of the English medieval kings, to the gift by Queen Anne to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough (victor of Blenheim). The subsequent development of Blenheim Park provides a microcosm of the main developments in English landscape gardening -first the formal parterres of Henry Wise around Vanbrugh's new palace, then the transformations wrought by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in what is justly one of his most famous works, centred around the newly created Grand Lake. The scale and subtleties of this vision are further examined in the context of conserving and preserving a legacy and this edition has been updated to take account of recent research.
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Book Description Sutton Pub Ltd, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0862993415