The English Landscape Garden in Europe

Michael Symes

The English Landscape Garden in Europe

Michael Symes

Distributed for Historic England Publishing

160 pages | 93 color plates, 23 halftones | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | © 2016
Paper $50.00 ISBN: 9781848023574 Published August 2016 For sale in North America only
In the eighteenth century, the English landscape garden became a major source of inspiration throughout Europe and Russia. It was not merely emulated but adapted to suit local conditions and contexts.

In this lavishly illustrated book, Michael Symes describes how the landscape garden came to hold different significance in countries due to the differing geopolitical character, including a distinct divide between Catholics and Protestants. Over time, countries developed their own interpretations of the landscape garden that showcase the elements they held in high esteem. Chapters consider countries individually, including France, Germany, Russia, Poland, The Czech Republic, Sweden, Hungary and Italy, with a special chapter devoted to “Le Jardin Anglo-Chinois.”
Contents
Preface
Acknowledge
1 The many faces of the landscape garden
2 Exporting the English garden
3 Le jardin anglo-chinois
4 France
5 Germany
6 Russia
7 Poland
8 The Czech Republic
9 Sweden
10 Hungary
11 Italy
12 Other countries
Afterword
Select bibliography
Index
 
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