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The Britishness of the Present at Stowe

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The landscape garden was considered a uniquely English, uniquely modern art form—a uniqueness derived in part from the intensity of immediate tasteful experience that places like Stowe elicited. The ... More


The English Landscape Garden in America

Kerry Dean Carso

in Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755934
eISBN:
9781501755941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755934.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains how follies represented genteel ambitions, and in larger estates, functioned as explicit indicators of wealth. In an English landscape garden, the designer revealed these ... More


Julie’s Garden and the Impartial Spectator: An Examination of Smithian Themes in Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Héloïse

Tabitha Baker

in Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the similarities between Smith and Rousseau’s moral philosophy through a discussion of the Smithean aspects of Rousseau’s 1761 novel La Nouvelle Héloïse. Focussing the analysis ... More


This “Terrestrial Elysium”: Sociability and the Garden

Clare Hickman

in The Doctor's Garden: Medicine, Science, and Horticulture in Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300236101
eISBN:
9780300262483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236101.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes how Grove Hill formed the backdrop for a lavish and sociable event for more than eight hundred invited guests in May 1804, two months before Dr. John Coakley Lettsom's ... More


William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland, 1720–45

Louisa Humm

in The Architecture of Scotland, 1660-1750

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474455268
eISBN:
9781474496483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455268.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

William Adam, the pre-eminent Scottish architect of his generation, was also important as a designer of gardens and formal landscapes, many of which were created for his country house patrons. This ... More


The Landscape Garden

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The 18th-century landscape garden movement in England and on the Continent developed new powers of expression and artistry which eclipsed those of earlier examples. Drawing extensively on literary ... More


Towers: The Belvedere and the Panoptic Sublime

Kerry Dean Carso

in Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755934
eISBN:
9781501755941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755934.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the belvedere. Here, the notion of the view and its attendant power dynamics in the building type of the belvedere, and prospect towers generally, are subjects largely ... More


William Adam and Antiquity: an Arcadian Retreat at Arniston?

Nick Haynes

in The Architecture of Scotland, 1660-1750

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474455268
eISBN:
9781474496483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455268.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

In May 1725 Robert Dundas (1685–1753) was forced to resign his post as Lord Advocate, the government’s chief legal officer in Scotland, for his opposition to Sir Robert Walpole’s controversial Malt ... More


Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. This book reveals how successive ... More


Nature and Imagination: The Posterity of Addison’s ‘Pleasures’ in British Enlightenment Culture

Frédéric Ogée

in Joseph Addison: Tercentenary Essays

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198814030
eISBN:
9780191924286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814030.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores Addison’s attempt at opening new perspectives for the convocation of the work of imagination in the production and reception of representation. Developing a new, dynamic ... More


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