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The English Rococo Garden (Shire Garden History)

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Published by Shire Publications .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Landscape art & architecture,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • History,
  • Gardening / Horticulture,
  • Architecture,
  • England,
  • Garden Design

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7963339M
ISBN 10074780625X
ISBN 109780747806257
OCLC/WorldCa57749645

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Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre - the English Rococo garden, an intriguing branch of eighteenth-century horticulture, was all these and more. This book relates the components of the Rococo garden to movements in art and architecture that had developed in Britain and in Europe, and shows its particular appeal to amateur designers and 5/5(1). Although the Rococo movement never got a foothold on British soil, English artists still felt its influence like a fresh breeze from across the English Channel. Without becoming flamboyant, a new, lighter look infused English art. The two leading British painters of the period, Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds, were both influenced by French Rococo [ ]. Rocks and shells --Garden sculpture --Flower-beds and wavy lines --Thomas Robins and Thomas Wright --Gothic --Chinoiserie --Sanderson Miller --From form al to rococo: Belcombe Court and Carshalton House --The rococo garden: Painswick and Hampton Court House --Further reading --Gardens to visit - .   Rococo was given a particularly English slant, reflected in serpentine lines, flower beds, shellwork and, above all, architecture. Entire rococo gardens were few: much more common were rococo features, usually whimsical buildings. The best example of a rococo garden that can be seen today is Painswick Rococo Garden, near Stroud in : Stephanie Mahon.

  Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre - the English Rococo garden, an intriguing branch of eighteenth-century horticulture, was all these and more. This book relates the components of the Rococo garden to movements in art and architecture that had developed in Britain and in Europe, and shows its particular appeal to amateur designers and owners. It was an expression of a period in time. This is one (Rococo) of the older novels () by Adriana Trigiani, and I found it to be a humorous and somewhat entertaining book about an Italian decorator who has a desire to decorate his church. As with all this author’s books, this novel deals with various Italian family and religious (catholic) traditions, weaving a story that compels /5().   Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre - the English Rococo garden, an intriguing branch of eighteenth-century horticulture, was all these and more. This book relates the components of the Rococo garden to movements in art and architecture that had developed in Britain and in Europe, and shows its appeal to amateur designers and owners. #HappyReading. The French had Rococo art. So did the English. In this lesson, you'll find how this style was understood differently in each nation. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Rescue, book two in the series, is set in Want to Read. Shelving menu. Rococo is a period rather than a specific style. Often this 18th-century era is called "the Rococo," a time period roughly beginning with the death of France's Sun King, Louis XIV, until the French Revolution in It was France's Pre-Revolutionary time of growing secularism and continued growth of what became known as the bourgeoisie or middle class. A 'must see' garden. Visited with a friend & was 'blown away' by this gardens beauty. The garden was designed in the s by the family who lived in Painswick House nearby, & the Rococo style, flamboyant & risque, came from the continent/5(). Free 2-day shipping. Buy The English Rococo Garden at ce: $