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The English Rococo Garden

ISBN13:

9780747806257

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ISBN10:
074780625X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/19/2011
Publisher(s):
Shire Publications
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Summary

Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre these are some of the adjectives that describe an intriguing branch of the eighteenth-century English garden. This book relates the components of the rococo garden to movements in art, architecture, sculpture and porcelain which had developed in Britain and in Europe. It was an expression of a period in time, following baroque and neo-Palladian and looking ahead to romanticism in its freedom from strict rules. Most of the enchanting scenes depicted in Thomas Robins's watercolours have disappeared, but there are many garden buildings from the period that survive. The styles which overlap with rococo Gothic, chinoiseries, rustic are considered, as is the use of flowers, rocks and shells. The principal designers are also featured, including Sanderson Miller and Thomas Wright. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Symes is a garden historian whose interest developed from literature to real gardens, particularly those of the eighteenth century. Other titles for Shire by this author: Magic and Illusion Garden Sculpture


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