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Planters of the English Landscape Garden

By: DDC Chambers

214 pages, B/w and col photos, illus

Yale University Press

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #31841 | ISBN: 0300054645
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A beautifully illustrated book that discusses the philosophy of gardening and landscaping that developed in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, the gardeners who made the gardens, and the new planting materials available to them.


1 The Patriots of Horticulture: An Introduction 2 The Translation of Antiquity: Pliny and Virgil 3 A Grove of Venerable Oaks: John Evelyn and his Contemporaries 4 Things of a Natural Kind: Shaftesbury and the Concept of Nature 5: Rural and Extensive Landscape: Switzer and Ingentia Rura 6 Evergreens and American Plants: The Earl of Islay at Whitton and The Duke of Richmond at Goodwood 7 Painting with Living Pencils: Lord Petre 8 The Practical Part of Gardening: Botanists, Gardeners and Designers 9 Gardeners: Forest Trees for Use and Ornament 10 Nature's Still Improv'd But Never Lost: Philip Southcote and Woburn Farm 11 Prospects and the Natural Beauties of Places: Joseph Spence 12 Smoothing or Brushing the Robe of Nature: William Shenstone and The Leasowes 13 None but Real Professors: A Conclusion.

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