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Sir John Vanbrugh and the Vitruvian landscape

Author: Caroline Dalton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Caroline Dalton seeks to explain Vanbrugh's distinctive style of landscape architecture. The natural and moral philosophy of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (Vitruvius), Euclid, Plato and Epicurus is traced through the Arabic scientists of the Middle Ages into the Italian Renaissance. The book examines the impact of science and humanism on the landscape ethos of Leon Battista Alberti in the Quattrocento and of Andrea  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Vanbrugh; John Vanbrugh; John Vanbrugh; John Vanbrugh; John Vanbrugh, Sir; John Vanbrugh, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Dalton
ISBN: 9780415611633 0415611636 9780415611640 0415611644
OCLC Number: 714730219
Description: x, 241 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: "On ye shoulders of giants" : philosophy, science and landscape from the ancients to the moderns --
The early Enlightenment in England --
John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) : a short biography --
Influences on Vanbrugh's landscape style --
Castle Howard, Yorkshire --
Blenheim, Oxfordshire --
Kimbolton, Heythrop and Grimsthorpe --
Claremont, Surrey, and Nottingham Castle --
Kings Weston, Gloucestershire (now Avon) --
Duncombe Park and Sacombe Park --
Eastbury, Dorset --
Stowe, Buckinghamshire --
Seaton Delaval, Northumberland --
Greenwich and Lumley Castle --
Vanbrugh's legacy : Charles Bridgeman and the Vitruvian landscape --
Conclusion : "an architect who composed like a painter."
Responsibility: Caroline Dalton.

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"Caroline Dalton seeks to explain Vanbrugh's distinctive style of landscape architecture. The natural and moral philosophy of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (Vitruvius), Euclid, Plato and Epicurus is traced through the Arabic scientists of the Middle Ages into the Italian Renaissance. The book examines the impact of science and humanism on the landscape ethos of Leon Battista Alberti in the Quattrocento and of Andrea Palladio a century later, and looks for parallels with the early Enlightenment in England from 1660 onwards."--P. [4] of cover.

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