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The History of the Modern Taste in Gardening
 
 
Author
Horace Walpole. John Dixon Hunt, intro.
Publisher Ursus  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9781883145026
Pages/Publication Date 60/1995
Daedalus Item Code 30573
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Offered in a handsome little clothbound edition on cream stock, this 1995 printing of Horace Walpole's influential 1780 treatise on landscape gardening champions the modern, "natural" style of William Kent and Lancelot "Capability" Brown, which Walpole—a Whig parliamentarian—saw as the direct result of the growth of British political liberties. Walpole satirizes formal, geometrical, and regular gardens, disparaging monarchial antecedents and injecting particular glee into his dismissal of French formal gardening. John Dixon Hunt, founder of the prestigious academic journal Studies in the History of Gardens and Other Designed Landscapes (formerly Journal of Garden History), provides an introduction that explains the lasting significance of Walpole's publication.
 
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