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The Planters of the English Landscape Garden D.D.C. Chambers

The Planters of the English Landscape Garden By D.D.C. Chambers

The Planters of the English Landscape Garden by D.D.C. Chambers


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Discusses the philosophy of gardening and landscaping that developed during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The landscape came to represent an ideal world where use sanctified expense, agriculture and horticulture were in harmony and the wilderness was incorporated in the garden.

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The Planters of the English Landscape Garden: Botany, Trees, and the Georgics by D.D.C. Chambers

There have been many studies of the English landscape garden of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, but most of these have concentrated on the tastes of owners or the technical plans of designers. This illustrated book by Douglas D.C. Chambers instead discusses the philosophy of gardening and landscaping that developed during this period, the gardeners who made the gardens, and the new planting materials available to them. Between 1650 and 1750, new developments in botanical horticulture led to the availability of a vast new repertory of trees and shrubs. These imports, mainly from America, were the materials that made the extensive English landscape garden possible. Inspired by texts of Virgil, Pliny, and Horace as well as by scientific advances of the newly founded Royal Society, theorists and designers, ownerplanters and countless gardeners and nurserymen used the expanded vocabulary of botanical taxonomy to create gardens that transformed the look of the English landscape. Chambers illustrates how philosophy and practice, ancient ideals and horticultural experimentation all served one end: the creation of an ideal landscape that was both Edenic and classical. Out of this came not only the foundation collection for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew but an English landscape that would have been inconceivable a century earlier: the English landscape that we know today.

Table of Contents

1 The Patriots of Horticulture: An Introduction 2 The Translation of Antiquity: Pliny and Virgil 3 A Grove of Venerable Oaks: John Evelyn and his Contemporaries 4 Things of a Natural Kind: Shaftesbury and the Concept of Nature 5: Rural and Extensive Landscape: Switzer and Ingentia Rura 6 Evergreens and American Plants: The Earl of Islay at Whitton and The Duke of Richmond at Goodwood 7 Painting with Living Pencils: Lord Petre 8 The Practical Part of Gardening: Botanists, Gardeners and Designers 9 Gardeners: Forest Trees for Use and Ornament 10 Nature's Still Improv'd But Never Lost: Philip Southcote and Woburn Farm 11 Prospects and the Natural Beauties of Places: Joseph Spence 12 Smoothing or Brushing the Robe of Nature: William Shenstone and The Leasowes 13 None but Real Professors: A Conclusion.

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GOR004702346
9780300054644
0300054645
The Planters of the English Landscape Garden: Botany, Trees, and the Georgics by D.D.C. Chambers
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
19930728
228
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