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Alexander Pope

(1688—1744) poet


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(1688–1744).

English poet and garden-designer. He laid out his own important garden at Twickenham, Mddx., which exemplified principles of light and shade, grouping and perspective, and contained a commemorative obelisk and urns, so had mnemonic and elegiac overtones. His insistence on respecting the genius loci (genius of the place) led to a growing sensitivity towards the natural features of a site (which even might be enhanced), and his was a powerful influence on the design of the C18 garden.

Batey (1999);D. Coffin (1994);Jane Turner (1996)

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