Capability Brown

Capability Brown

Designing the English Landscape

Book - 2016
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Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's designs are organic, weaving gestures of colour and perspective into the features that the country already afforded. So natural are his designs, and so perfectly do they complement the houses within them, that for many a Capability Brown landscape is the epitome of the English estate. His gardens and parklands as much as the houses themselves would become icons of British country life. Published to coincide with the tercentenary of his birth, this book illuminates fifteen of Brown's most celebrated landscapes. Including rarely seen archival drawings that shed light on Brown's process, this book serves as a guide to Britain's most beloved landscapes and an exploration of the masterful mind behind their creation.
Publisher: New York ;, Paris ;, London ;, Milan :, Rizzoli,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780847848836
0847848833
Branch Call Number: 712.092 B878p 2016
Characteristics: 280 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Cornish, Joe - Photographer

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