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Sir John Vanbrugh and Landscape Architecture in Baroque England

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9780750934664

ISBN: 9780750934664

Published: 15-04-2004


Sir John Vanbrugh and Landscape Architecture in Baroque England

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ISBN: 9780750934664

Published: 15-04-2004

About This Book

Sir John Vanbrugh is celebrated today as one of England's finest country house architects. His masterpieces include palatial private homes such as Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace, greatly admired by any enthusiast of English Baroque architecture. However, his work extended far beyond such projects, and included a remarkable variety of temples, belvederes, pyramids and many other features which he designed for the gardens and parks of the estates at which he worked. The originality of such work has shown that Vanbrugh played a crucial role in the development of the eighteenth-century English garden, and this unique and fascinating book uses the fruits of new research to assess just what contribution this great man made to our heritage.

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