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One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot "Capability" Brown was known to many as "The Omnipotent Magician" who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, visitors still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the series Downton Abbey) and many more. This book tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible resource for anyone who wants to know more about the man who created a landscape style which for many defines the English countryside.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Architecture, Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Sarah Rutherford
Street Date: July 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-4617