Capability Brown

Autor: John Phibbs
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848833
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Unique in scope -- encompassing every major Brown landscape in the UK, as well as some lesser known and formative locations. Written by the leading expert in Brown's landscape work -- unique in that he is an academic expert on Brown and a hands-on landscaper who has worked on the landscapes themselves. Will appeal to English country house audiences. The definitive survey of Lancelot Brown's famous landscapes and gardens in Britain, published to coincide with the tercentenary celebrations in 2016.

Capability Brown

Autor: Roger Turner
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9781860771149
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' ... an invaluable work of reference.' Daily Telegraph ' ... a fine range of contemporary illustrations and recent photographs, and an invaluable gazetteer ...? Morning Telegraph In this comprehensive study of the man and his creations, the author follows an introduction to the culture and society of 18th-century England by tracing the rise of the Landscape Movement.

Place Making

Autor: John Phibbs
Publisher: English Heritage
ISBN: 1848023669
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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) is the iconic figure at the head of the English landscape style, a tradition that has dominated landscape design in the western world. He was widely acclaimed for his genius in his own day and his influence on the culture of England has arguably been as great as that of Turner, Telford and Wordsworth. Yet, although Brown has had his biographers, his work has generated very little analysis. Brown was prolific; he has had a direct influence on half a million acres of England and Wales. The astonishing scale of his work means that he did not just transform the English countryside, but also our idea of what it is to be English and what England is. His work is everywhere, but goes largely unnoticed. His was such a naturalistic style that all his best work was mistaken for untouched nature. This has made it very difficult to see and understand. Visitors to Brown landscapes do not question the existence of the parkland he created and there has been little professional or academic analysis of his work. This book for the first time looks at the motivation behind Brown’s landscapes and questions their value and structure whilst at the same time placing him within the English landscape tradition. It aims primarily to make landscape legible, to show people where to stand, what to look at and how to see.

Capability Brown And The English Landscape Garden

Autor: Laura Mayer
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747810490
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The name Lancelot 'Capability' Brown has become synonymous with the eighteenth-century English landscape garden: between 1751 and 1783 his consultancy handled over 170 major commissions. Ruthlessly efficient, he could stake out the 'capabilities' of a particular terrain within an hour on horseback. Rising to the position of Master Gardener to George III, his trademark features included bald lawns, clumped trees, undulating lakes and enclosing belts of woodland on the estate's perimeter. With this standard park formula Brown and his followers held the commercial monopoly on garden design well into the following century, resisting the more rugged topography advocated by Richard Payne Knight's new generation of Romantics.

Capability Brown

Autor: Sarah Rutherford
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911358006
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One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was known to many as ‘The Omnipotent Magician’ who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, we still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more. In Capability Brown, author and garden historian Sarah Rutherford tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.

Lancelot Capability Brown 1716 1783

Autor: Jane Brown
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140901942X
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Lancelot Brown changed the face of eighteenth-century England, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and making flowing lakes and serpentine rivers, a magical world of green. This English landscape style spread across Europe and the world. At home, it proved so pleasing that Brown's influence spread into the lowland landscape at large, and into landscape painting. He stands behind our vision, and fantasy, of rural England. In this vivid, lively biography, based on detailed research, Jane Brown paints an unforgettable picture of the man, his work, his happy domestic life, and his crowded world. She follows the life of the jovial yet elusive Mr Brown, from his childhood and apprenticeship in rural Northumberland, through his formative years at Stowe, the most famous garden of the day. His innovative ideas, and his affable and generous nature, led to a meteoric rise to a Royal Appointment in 1764 and his clients and friends ranged from statesmen like the elder Pitt to artists and actors like David Garrick. Riding constantly across England, Brown never ceased working until he collapsed and died in February 1783 after visiting one of his oldest clients. He was a practical man but also a visionary, always willing to try something new. As this beautifully illustrated biography shows, Brown filled England with enchantment - follies, cascades, lakes, bridges, ornaments, monuments, meadows and woods - creating views that still delight us today.

Lancelot Brown And The Capability Men

Autor: David Brown
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236921
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Lancelot “Capability” Brown is often thought of as the innovative genius who single-handedly pioneered a new, naturalistic style of landscape design, but he was in fact only one of many landscape designers in Georgian England. Published to commemorate the three hundredth anniversary of Brown’s birth, this book casts important new light on his world-renowned work, his eventful life, and the wider and robust world of landscape design in Georgian England. David Brown and Tom Williamson argue that Brown was one of the most successful designers of his time working in a style that was otherwise widespread—and that it was his skill with this style, and not his having invented it, that linked his name to it. The authors look closely at Brown’s design business and the products he offered clients, showing that his design packages helped define the era’s aesthetic. They compare Brown’s business to those of similar designers such as the Adam brothers, Thomas Chippendale, and Josiah Wedgwood, and they contextualize Brown’s work within the wider contexts of domestic planning and the rise of neoclassicism. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book celebrates the work of a master designer who was both a product and harbinger of the modern world.

Moving Heaven And Earth

Autor: Steffie Shields
Publisher: Unicorn Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781910787151
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A world-famous eighteenth-century British figure, Lancelot "Capability" Brown (1716-1783) is today considered the father of landscape architecture. Moving Heaven and Earth reveals the driven polymath behind the famous nickname, exploring both Brown's artistic legacy and his pioneering work with water in the landscape. The book evaluates the rise of the English landscape garden in the context of his designs. It also provides a comprehensive guide for travelers, with an overview of the 250 sites throughout England and Wales attributed to or connected with Brown. Over 350 magnificent color photographs pin-point Brown's enduring views and surprisingly vibrant planting palette, showcasing his enduring significance. This beautifully illustrated book makes a fitting tribute to an important historical figure.

The Secret Life Of The Georgian Garden

Autor: Kate Felus
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720078
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Georgian landscape gardens are among the most visited and enjoyed of the UK’s historical treasures The Georgian garden has also been hailed as the greatest British contribution to European Art, seen as a beautiful composition created from grass, trees and water – a landscape for contemplation. But scratch below the surface and history reveals these gardens were a lot less serene and, in places, a great deal more scandalous. Beautifully illustrated in colour and black & white, this book is about the daily life of the Georgian garden. It reveals its previously untold secrets from early morning rides through to evening amorous liaisons. It explains how by the eighteenth century there was a desire to escape the busy country house where privacy was at a premium, and how these gardens evolved aesthetically, with modestly-sized, far-flung temples and other eye-catchers, to cater for escape and solitude as well as food, drink, music and fireworks. Its publication coincides with the 2016 tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, arguably Britain’s greatest ever landscape gardener, and the book is uniquely positioned to put Brown’s work into its social context.

Polite Landscapes

Autor: Tom Williamson
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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Parks and gardens of eighteenth-century England are usually understood as the creations of individual geniuses like William kent, Capability Brown, and Humphry Repton. But this wasn't necessarily a view shared by their contemporaries. Landowners typically had strong ideas about how their property should look and how it should function. And, according to Tom Williamson, other powerful influences were at work as well. In Polite Landscapes Williamson examines the wider social, economic, and political implications of these extraordinary creations. He reveals how the aristocracy and gentry -- who paid for and lived in these remarkable private landscapes -- participated in their creation for a variety of complex interests and needs. More than simply a grand setting for a country house, the park and garden had to accommodate farming and forestry enterprises and serve as a proper setting for hunting, riding and other recreational activities. They also needed to conform to the aesthetic principles of the landowner's favorite philosophers and landscape gardeners. Emphasizing the practical relationship between landowners (who were demanding clients) and artists (who were also businessmen), Williamson shows how changing fashions of landscape design expressed the broader currents of social and economic development in eighteenth-century England. He examines a wide range of properties -- including homes of gentry and middle class as well as those of the nobility -- and assesses the impact of the English landscape garden on the rest of the world. Illustrated with dozens of contemporary maps, plans, and paintings, Polite Landscapes is a book for anyone with a serious interest in gardens, parks, great houses, and the English landscape.