The Figure in the Landscape: Poetry, Painting, and Gardening During the Eighteenth Century John Dixon Hunt

ISBN: 9780801817953

Published: December 1st 1976

Hardcover

288 pages


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The Figure in the Landscape: Poetry, Painting, and Gardening During the Eighteenth Century  by  John Dixon Hunt

The Figure in the Landscape: Poetry, Painting, and Gardening During the Eighteenth Century by John Dixon Hunt
December 1st 1976 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780801817953 | 5.42 Mb

Eighteenth-century England saw the rise of a peculiarly English art form -- landscape gardening -- and a corresponding change in attitudes toward the natural world. While the French, who lived under tyranny, had tightly organized, restrictiveMoreEighteenth-century England saw the rise of a peculiarly English art form -- landscape gardening -- and a corresponding change in attitudes toward the natural world.

While the French, who lived under tyranny, had tightly organized, restrictive gardens, the free English enjoyed gardens where they were at liberty to wander. John Dixon Hunt examines eighteenth-century letters, literary and critical works, biographies, paintings, prints, and drawings to trace the gradual movement from formal regularity toward a carefully calculated naturalness.



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