Capability Brown and His Landscape Gardens

Capability Brown and His Landscape Gardens - National Trust History & Heritage

Hardback (14 Apr 2016)

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Synopsis

One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was known to many as 'The Omnipotent Magician' who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, we still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more.

In Capability Brown, author and garden historian Sarah Rutherford tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781909881549
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Imprint: National Trust Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 712.6092
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 808g
Height: 204mm
Width: 256mm
Spine width: 23mm