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The Resource Polite landscapes : gardens and society in eighteenth-century England, Tom Williamson

Polite landscapes : gardens and society in eighteenth-century England, Tom Williamson

Label
Polite landscapes : gardens and society in eighteenth-century England
Title
Polite landscapes
Title remainder
gardens and society in eighteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Tom Williamson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Parks and gardens in eighteenth-century England are usually seen as works of art created by individual geniuses like William Kent, Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. But this narrow view wasn't necessarily shared by contemporaries, and Tom Williamson in this thought-provoking book reveals that the aristocracy and gentry, who paid for these private landscapes and lived in them, were motivated by more complex interests and needs." "Landowners had strong ideas of their own about how their property should look and how it should function. The park and garden were part of a working estate consisting of farms and forestry enterprises, and the surroundings of the country house were shaped to suit the requirements of hunting, shooting, riding and other recreational activities as well as to conform to the aesthetic principles of philosophers and landscape gardeners." "Tom Williamson's pioneering study concentrates on the wider social, economic and political implications of these elaborate private landscapes. He emphasizes the practical relationship between the landowners who were demanding customers and the designers who were businessmen as well as artists. In the process he shows how changing fashions in the layout of gentlemen's pleasure grounds were related to broader currents of social and economic development in eighteenth-century England."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
OTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williamson, Tom
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB470.55.G7
LC item number
W54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape gardening
  • England
Label
Polite landscapes : gardens and society in eighteenth-century England, Tom Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32916019
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780801852053
Lccn
95079552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Polite landscapes : gardens and society in eighteenth-century England, Tom Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32916019
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780801852053
Lccn
95079552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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