Parks and Gardens of Britain: A Landscape History from the Air

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This seminal study, from one of Britain's most eminent landscape historians, takes a chronological tour through British parks and gardens since Roman times. Each chapter introduces the characteristic features of parks and gardens in each period and explores the social and economic context for their construction. Chris Taylor then provides a detailed explanation of specific sites and draws on 100 aerial photographs to illustrate a new and different perspective of Britain's ...
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Overview


This seminal study, from one of Britain's most eminent landscape historians, takes a chronological tour through British parks and gardens since Roman times. Each chapter introduces the characteristic features of parks and gardens in each period and explores the social and economic context for their construction. Chris Taylor then provides a detailed explanation of specific sites and draws on 100 aerial photographs to illustrate a new and different perspective of Britain's cherished parks and gardens.
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It is always a pleasure to read a book by Christopher Taylor and this does not disappoint.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853312076
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
1 Reform, Authority and Conflict in the Churches of the Middle Colonies, 1700-1770 1
2 'The Perfect Law of Liberty': Radical Religion and the Democratization of New England, 1780-1840 29
3 Unitarian Voluntary Societies and the Revision of Elite Authority in Boston, 1780-1820 51
4 Orestes Brownson and the Relationship between Reform and Democracy 77
5 Sectarian Perfectionism and Universal Reform: The Radical Social and Political Thought of William Lloyd Garrison 91
6 'Rational Recreation': Reforming Leisure in Antebellum America 121
7 Sabbatarianism: The Intersection of Church and State in the Orchestration of Everyday Life in Nineteenth-Century America 133
8 The Woman's Christian Temperance Union Reform Movement in the South in the Late Nineteenth Century 159
9 War in the Social Order: The Great War and the Liberalization of American Quakerism 179
10 Progressivism, Poststructuralism and the Writing of American History 205
11 The Cultural Foundations of Democracy: The Struggle between a Religious and a Secular Intellectual Reform Movement in the American Age of Conformity 231
12 Evangelicalism, Social Reform and the US Welfare State, 1970-1996 249
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