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Georgian Arcadia : architecture for the park and garden

Title
Georgian Arcadia : architecture for the park and garden / Roger White.
ISBN
0300249950
9780300249958
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2023.
Physical Description
352 pages illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary
The invention and evolution of the Georgian landscape garden liberated garden buildings from the corset of formality, allowing them to structure much more extensive areas of garden and park. One of the leading authorities on Georgian landscape architecture, Roger White explores a genre in which some of the era's greatest architects experimented with different forms, styles, and new technology. Covering not just the obvious adornments of parks and gardens such as temples, summerhouses, grottoes, towers and "follies," the book also explores structures with predominantly practical functions including mausolea, boathouses, dovecotes, stables, kennels, deer pens, barns, and cowsheds, all of which could be dressed up to make an architectural impact. White examines these structures not only architecturally but from a functional and cultural viewpoint, considering questions of stylistic origins and development. Focussing on the contributions of Britain's leading eighteenth-century architects - Vanbrugh, Hawksmoor, Gibbs, Kent, Adam, Chambers, Wyatt, and Soane - Georgian Arcadia provides a richly illustrated account of a period of innovative and diverse garden building.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 05, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/Form
History.
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