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Regions and Designed Landscapes in Georgian England

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 18 Sep 2018
GardendesignevolvedhugelyduringtheGeorgianperiod-assymbolsofwealthandstature,thelandedaristocracyhadbeenusinggardensfordecades.Yetduringtheeighteenthcentury,societybegantohomogenise,andtheurbanelitealsostarteddemandinglandscapesthatwouldreflecttheirpositions.
Thegardensofthearistocracyandthegentryweredifferentinappearance,useandmeaning,despitebroadsimilaritiesinform.Underlyingthiswastheimportanceofplace,ofthelandscapeitselfanditsrawmaterial.Contemporariesoftenreferredtotheneedtoconsultthe'geniusoftheplace'whencreatinganewdesignedlandscape,astheplacewherethegardenwaslocatedwascriticalindeterminingitsappearance.Geniusloci-soiltype,topography,watersupply-allinfluencedlandscapedesigninthisperiod.
Theapproachtakeninthisbookblendslandscapeandgardenhistorytomakenewinsightsintolandscapeanddesignintheeighteenthcentury.Spooner'sownresearchpresentslittle-knownsitesalongsidethosewhicharemorewellknown,andexploresthecomplexityofthestoryoflandscapedesignintheGeorgianperiodwhichisusuallyoversimplifiedandreducedtothestoryofafew'greatmen'.
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ISBN-13: 9781138392885
ISBN-10: 113839288X
Pagini: 230
Ilustrații: 48 Line drawings, black and white; 15 Halftones, black and white
Dimensiuni: 232 x 158 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
Editura: Taylor & Francis Ltd.