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The Figure in the Landscape Poetry, Painting, and Gardening during the Eighteenth Century by John Dixon Hunt
  

The Figure in the Landscape Poetry, Painting, and Gardening during the Eighteenth Century

Synopsis

The Figure in the Landscape Poetry, Painting, and Gardening during the Eighteenth Century by John Dixon Hunt

Eighteenth-century England saw the rise of a peculiarly English art form -- landscape gardening -- and a corresponding change in attitudes toward the natural world. While the French, who lived under tyranny, had tightly organized, restrictive gardens, the free English enjoyed gardens where they were at liberty to wander. John Dixon Hunt examines eighteenth-century letters, literary and critical works, biographies, paintings, prints, and drawings to trace the gradual movement from formal regularity toward a carefully calculated naturalness.

Reviews

By means of a thorough reading of selected literary works, John Dixon Hunt traces the rise of the art of gardening in eighteenth-century England from a new point of view, its effect on the human mind... The Figure in the Landscape should hold the attention of any reader interested in the arts and the cultural context of literature. * Eighteenth Century Studies *


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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 1989

Author

John Dixon Hunt

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Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Social & cultural history
History of art / art & design styles

ISBN

9780801839368

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