The English Garden Landscape – Michael Symes
This book provides a survey of that phenomenon of the 18th Century, the English landscape garden, which has ha a profound bearing on the way that landscapes and gardens have been designed ever since. The book highlights some of the acknowledged classics of the genre – Stowe, Rousham and Croome – and the work of the masters William Kent and Capability Brown.
It also dissects the trends within the gardens from the terrace walk to the circular walking route with strategically placed buildings or structures (some of them as deliberate ruins) to punctuate the landscape.
The planting of the gardens and landscapes would either be made using native or established timber in order to emphasise the ‘Englishness’ of the scene or took advantage of the massive influx of new species that were coming into the country particularly from North America.
Paperback. 96 pages.
18.9cm x 24.5cm x 1cm