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Observations on Modern Gardening: An Eighteenth-Century Study of the English Landscape Garden
By Thomas Whately and Michael Symes (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Boydell Pr
Publication date May 19, 2016
Pages 251
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781783271023
ISBN-10 1783271027
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $45.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Thomas Whatley's Observations on Modern Gardening (1770) is the first contemporary study of what has come to be known as the English landscape garden, often claimed to be the country's greatest original contribution to thefine arts. It analyses natural and built elements of the garden, suggests principles of design, and provides descriptions of major gardens of the day, such as those at Blenheim and Piercefield (Monmouthshire), together with the author's responses, aesthetic, mental and emotional. It indicates a taste for the natural and the ""picturesque"", foreshadowing romanticism. In its day it was enormously influential, being regarded for many years as the definitive account, and was read widely both in England and in Europe. For today's reader its importance is twofold: the garden descriptions are the fullest we have of what they looked like at the time, and the author's views enable us tounderstand prevailing tastes and sensibilities. This edition of the text is accompanied by an introduction and full commentary, covering both general considerations and specific points and topics. Contemporary illustrationshave been chosen to illuminate further the gardens and places discussed.

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9781783271023 | details & prices | 251 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Thomas Whatley's Observations on Modern Gardening (1770) is the first contemporary study of what has come to be known as the English landscape garden, often claimed to be the country's greatest original contribution to thefine arts.

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