CAPABILITY BROWN by Dorothy Stroud


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A stunning English monograph on the works of Lancelot Brown, eighteenth century landscape architect, whose work is arousing a revival of interest. Illustrated with fine photographs and one color plate, this book tells not only the story of Brown's remarkable progress to fame, but also illuminates the peculiar contributions of a man who was so sternly criticized in his lifetime by his contemporaries for his lack of interest in an architonic concept of landscape, for which he substituted an ideological concept which had the practical results of creating parks of rich natural harmony. The text is enriched by letters, and appendix of tomb inscriptions, list of works, index, as well as photographs of representative parks and original plans. For special interests.

Publisher: Scribner