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Capability Brown: And His Landscape Gardens

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  Description Capability Brown: And His Landscape Gardens  
  ISBN / Item No. 9781909881549 
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One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown 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, we 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 ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more.

Capability Brown tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful.

Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.


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Author Sarah Rutherford
Binding Hardback
Date published April 2016
Number of pages 192
Publisher National Trust Books

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