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Capability Brown and his landscape gardens / Sarah Rutherford.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 712.6 RUTH (Text) 39231033377082 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Peru PL - Peru 712.6 RUTHERFORD S (Text) 53069000460205 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781909881549 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1909881546 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: London : National Trust, 2016.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 189) and index.
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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 color 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.
Subject: Brown, Lancelot, 1716-1783.
Landscape architects > Great Britain > Biography.
Landscape architecture > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Landscape gardening > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Gardens, English > History > 18th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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