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artist and the garden

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The Middle Ages

The representation of actual gardens is a Renaissance phenomenon which stemmed from the new impulse to record the surface externals of the natural world. That was...

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Ashburnham, Bertram, 4th earl of

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(1797–1878)

Collecting incunabula in his youth and, subsequently, MSS, he formed one of the most important private libraries in England. He purchased en bloc the Libri collection...

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Austria

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Austria's rich cultural tradition offers a wide range of examples of garden art and landscape architecture influenced by designers and botanists from northern Italy, southern Germany, and...

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Brenzone, Villa

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The Villa Guarienti di Brenzone was designed by Michele Sanmicheli for the lawyer and humanist philosopher Agostino Brenzone. The house and gardens were built in the early 1540s on the ...

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Charles Bridgeman

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(d. 1738).

English landscape-architect who had an enormous influence on the design of the informal English garden, introducing features that preceded the looser plans of Brown and...

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Château de Canon

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Mézidon, Calvados, France, a garden of unique charm, deftly intermingling ingredients of different periods and styles. The estate was inherited in 1768 by a cultivated lawyer, Jean-Baptiste...

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Cottesbrooke Hall

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Near Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, is a fine early 18th-century house in flat country with long views over the rural landscape. The spire of Brixworth church 5 km/3 m away across...

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English garden

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Informal, asymmetrical, ‘natural’ type of landscape evolved in C18, associated with L. Brown, H. Repton, and others, and widely copied in Europe, where it was called jardinanglo-chinois...

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garden visiting

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Garden visiting is such a prominent aspect of mass tourism in the 21st century, chiefly in Europe and the USA, that it is easy to suppose that it is a ...

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Haga

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Uppland, Sweden, has royal pleasure grounds containing miscellaneous buildings, pavilions, and gazebos forming one of the best-preserved parks in Sweden in the style of the English...

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