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Observations on the Western Parts of England, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty

Observations on the Western Parts of England, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty

To Which Are Added, a Few Remarks on the Picturesque Beauties of the Isle of Wight

by William Gilpin
Paperback
Publication Date: 02/01/2014
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Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, published in 1768 and reissued in this series, he defined picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. First published in 1798, the present work is one of a series which records his reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It traces the journey he made, equipped with notebook and sketching materials, westwards from Wiltshire through Somerset and Devon to Cornwall, returning via Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. He describes his impressions of famous landmarks such as Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, the River Tamar and Carisbrooke Castle, and includes several evocative reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings. The companion volumes of Observations on other parts of Britain are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.
ISBN:
9781108066921
9781108066921
Category:
Art forms
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02-01-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
414
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x23mm
Weight:
0.52kg

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