Observations on Modern Gardening; Illustrated by Descriptions...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1770 edition. Excerpt: ... all the elegant decorations which may be lavished on a garden. Of a PA R K. LVI. A park and a garden are more nearly allied, and can therefore be accommodated to each other, without any disparagement to either. A farm loses some of its characteristic properties by the connection, and the advantage is onthe part of the garden; but a park thus bordered, retains all its own excellencies; they are only enriched, not counteracted, by the intermixture. The most perfect composition of a place that can be imagined, consists of a garden opening into a park, with a short walk through the latter to a farm, and ways along its glades to ridings in the country; but to the farm and the ridings the park is no more than a passage; and its woods and its buildings are but circumstances in their views; its scenes can be communicated only to the garden. The affinity of the two subjects is so close, that it would be difficult to draw the exact line of separation between them: gardens have lately encroached very much both in extent and in style on the character of a park; but still there are scenes in the one, which are out of the reach reach of the other; the small sequestered spots which are agreable in a garden, would be trivial in a park; and the spacious lawns which are among the noblest features of the latter, wouldf in the former fatigue by their want of variety; even such as being of a moderate extent may be admitted into either, will seem bare and naked, if not broken in the one; and lose much of their greatness, if broken in the other. The proportion of a part to the whole, is a measure of its dimensions: it often determines the proper size for an object, as well as the space fit to be allotted to a scene; and regulates the style which ought to be...
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ISBN-13: 9781230444598
ISBN-10: 1230444599
Pagini: 54
Dimensiuni: 189 x 246 x 3 mm
Greutate: 0.11 kg
Editura: Theclassics.Us