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The Flowering of the Landscape Garden English Pleasure Grounds 1720-1800

by Mark Laird

  • ISBN: 9780812234572
  • ISBN10: 081223457X

The Flowering of the Landscape Garden English Pleasure Grounds 1720-1800

by Mark Laird

  • List Price: $79.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780812234572
  • ISBN10: 081223457X
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Description: The park of lawns, trees, and serpentine lakes in a picturesque composition of greens has long been viewed as the enduring achievement of eighteenth-century English landscape art. Yet this conventional view of the picturesque style ignores the colorful flowers shrubs that graced the landscape garden of the Georgian era.

While the book is primarily devoted to the historical reconstruction of the formal and horticultural characteristics of "theatrical" shrubberies and flower beds, it also aims to animate the world of the eighteenth-century pleasure ground. Mark Laird shows how the unwritten lore of planting design was passed down by generation after generation of gardeners and discusses the interaction of landscape designer, client, nurseryman, land agent, and gardener in modifying and transforming the geometric layouts of previous generations. He traces the development of planting design theory and practice from Batty langley to Capability Brown and William Chambers, and demonstrate how an English mania for flowering shrubs and conifers from eastern North America helped create the distinctive planting forms of the Georgian pleasure ground.

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