The Arcadian Friends

The Arcadian Friends

by Tim Richardson

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 30/11/2011

  $19.99

Between 1715 and 1750, a group of politicans and poets, farmers and businessmen, heiresses and landowners began to experiment with the phenomenon that was to become the English landscape garden. Arguably the greatest British art form ever invented, these gardens were built to charm and delight, to shock and inspire all who visited. That these gardens - including Castle Howard, Stowe, Painshill and Rousham - are still so popular with visitors today is a testament to the innovation and passion of this extraordinary group of eccentrics and visionaries.


The Arcadian Friends takes a highly engaging perspective on the politics and culture of England during the Enlightenment. At the same time it will be required reading for the legions of fans of the great gardens of England.


Tim Richardson introduces us to a period of poltical and personal intrigue, where fantastic biblical landscapes competed for space with temples to sexual freedom; and where the installation of a water feature was a political act. The Arcadian Friends tells the story of a collection of fascinating characters whose influence changed the landscape of Britain for ever.

ISBN:
9781446436530
9781446436530
Category:
Landscape gardening
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
30-11-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Transworld
Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson is a garden historian and critic of contemporary landscape architecture whose published work incluldes English Gardens in the Twentieth Century, Arcadian Friends: Inventing the English Landscape Garden and Great Gardens of America (9780711228863).

He writes regularly for newspapers and magazines including the Daily Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated and Country Life. Tim was founding editor of New Eden, gardens editor of Country Life and landscape editor at Wallpaper* magazine. He is a trustee of The Garden History Society and serves on the gardens advisory panel of the National Trust.

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