The Tory View of Landscape

The Tory View of Landscape

by Nigel Everett
     
 

This illuminating and stimulating book argues that the history of English landscape from about 1760 to 1820 reflected a struggle between proponents of a traditional, natural, Christian, organic-or tory-view of the landscape versus those who advocated the aggressive, privatizing, impersonal-or whig-tendencies of contemporary "improvement". Examining literature, painted… See more details below

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This illuminating and stimulating book argues that the history of English landscape from about 1760 to 1820 reflected a struggle between proponents of a traditional, natural, Christian, organic-or tory-view of the landscape versus those who advocated the aggressive, privatizing, impersonal-or whig-tendencies of contemporary "improvement". Examining literature, painted and engraved images, and the physical environment of the period, Nigel Everett depicts a lively, intelligent debate about the development of English society and the relation of people to the land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300059045
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The Perception of Improvement10
2The Whig Idea of Landscape and its Critics38
3The Mansion and the Landscape91
4'Benevolent Ornaments'123
5'A Noble Estate'151
6The View of Donwell Abbey183
7'A Sort of National Property'204
8The Nature of Toryism209
Notes and References223
Bibliography233
Index246

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