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The flowering of the landscape garden : English pleasure grounds, 1720-1800

Author: Mark Laird
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999.
Series: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Laird offers a wealth of visual and literary materials to revolutionize our understanding of the English landscape garden as a powerful cultural expression.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Laird
ISBN: 081223457X 9780812234572
OCLC Number: 39147845
Description: xvii, 446 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction: Locating the Georgian Shrubbery and Flower Garden Ch. 1. The Origins of Theatrical Planting Ch. 2. The North American Influx: A Mania for Pines and Magnolias Ch. 3. The First Shrubberies: Circuits, Clumps, and Axiality Ch. 4. The Role of Exotics in Early Shrubberies Great and Small Ch. 5. Flowers in Cones, Crescents, Circles, and Conservatories Ch. 6. Flower Gardens Before Nuneham: The Planting Palette Ch. 7. The Shrubbery Codified Ch. 8. Shrubberies Perfected: Professionals in the Pleasure Ground Ch. 9. Theatrical Flower Beds and Flowering Elysiums Ch. 10. A Flower Garden of Profusion and Luxuriancy Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index of Names and Places Index of Plant Names Permissions and Credits
Series Title: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Responsibility: Mark Laird.

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"Sumptuous."-New Yorker "A must-have masterwork."-Philadelphia Inquirer "Every once in a while an academic book on the subject of landscape history turns out to be in a class of its own, a 'classic' Read more...

 
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