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Author Richardson, Tim, 1968-

Title The arcadian friends : inventing the English landscape garden / Tim Richardson.

Published London : Bantam, 2007.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/BROW  712.6094109033 RICH    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [524]-550.
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. Calling in the Country 15 -- 2. The Rise of the Wiggle 27 -- 3. Agents Orange 37 -- 4. Roast Beef Meets Sour Crud 47 -- 5. Columns and Kit-Cats 58 -- 6. Hanging Loose 70 -- 7. Getting Things in Proportion 89 -- 8. The Whig Garden Project 106 -- 9. Addison's Walks 121 -- 10. The Variety Club of Great Britain 144 -- 11. Pope Pops Up 166 -- 12. Arcadia-on-Thames 185 -- 13. Tory Rebel Farmers 204 -- 14. Botanicals and Agriculturals 223 -- 15. Henrietta's House 237 -- 16. Enemies of Arcadia 255 -- 17. William Kent and Some Gentle Strokes of Genius 265 -- 18. Dedicated Followers of Fashion 291 -- 19. Whigging Out at Stowe 306 -- 20. Remember the Revolution 329 -- 21. Gothick!! 353 -- 22. Sex, Death and Grotwork 372 -- 23. Arcadia at Last 390 -- 24. The Artist Farmers 419 -- 25. Nymphs of the Black Country 444 -- 26. A Different View 468 -- Gazetteer of Landscape Gardens Open to the Public 479 -- Notes 489 -- Bibliography 524.
Summary "Between the 1680s and the 1750s, a group of politicians and poets, farmers and businessmen, heiresses and landowners began to experiment with the phenomenon that was to become the Englich landscape garden. Arguably the greatest British art form ever invented, these gardens were built to shock and inspire all who visited". "This book tells the story of a collection of fascinating characters whose influence changed the landscape of Britain for ever".--BOOKJACKET.
Local note SpC/BROW copy donated by Ian Brown.
Subject Gardens -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Gardens -- Design.
Landscape gardening -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Local donor Brown, Ian, 1937-. Donor.
ISBN 9780593052730 (hbk.) £20.00
0593052730 (hbk.) £20.00