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The Genius of the Place: The English Landscape Garden, 1620-1820.

Hunt (John Dixon) & Peter Willis, editors:

ISBN 10: 023631033X / ISBN 13: 9780236310333
Published by London; Paul Elek, 1975
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Large 8vo, vignette title-page, some 101 monochrome text illustrations, xx, 390pp, green cloth, gilt. A near fine copy in like d-j. Bookseller Inventory # 55897

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Title: The Genius of the Place: The English ...

Publisher: London; Paul Elek

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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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; 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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