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Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

The Omnipotent Magician, 1716-1783


Συγγραφέας: Brown Jane
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781845951795
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 400
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Lancelot 'Capability' Brown"

Lancelot Brown changed the face of eighteenth-century England, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and making flowing lakes and serpentine rivers, a magical world of green. This English landscape style spread across Europe and the world. At home, it proved so pleasing that Brown's influence spread into the lowland landscape at large, and into landscape painting. He stands behind our vision, and fantasy, of rural England. In this vivid, lively biography, based on detailed research, Jane Brown paints an unforgettable picture of the man, his work, his happy domestic life, and his crowded world. She follows the life of the jovial yet elusive Mr Brown, from his childhood and apprenticeship in rural Northumberland, through his formative years at Stowe, the most famous garden of the day. His innovative ideas, and his affable and generous nature, led to a meteoric rise to a Royal Appointment in 1764 and his clients and friends ranged from statesmen like the elder Pitt to artists and actors like David Garrick. Riding constantly across England, Brown never ceased working until he collapsed and died in February 1783 after visiting one of his oldest clients. He was a practical man but also a visionary, always willing to try something new. As this beautifully illustrated biography shows, Brown filled England with enchantment - follies, cascades, lakes, bridges, ornaments, monuments, meadows and woods - creating views that still delight us today.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Brown Jane
ISBN: 9781845951795
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/03/2012
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 400
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 553 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

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