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English Landscape Garden, The

Synopsis
Explores the garden of Rousham House, Oxfordshire, designed by William Kent. Gardens in the late 17th century had been formal in design, in imitation of French examples such as Versailles. In the early 18th century Charles Bridgeman began to draw the surrounding countryside into the design, and William Kent took this principal further, introducing serpentine paths and informal clumps of trees to break up the formality of the garden and create unexpected vistas. He also introduced classical references into the garden, including buildings of classical design and statues based on Roman and Greek originals. Kent’s style influenced Capability Brown, and led to imitations in France and Germany.
Series
Enlightenment, The: Course A204
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1987
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Architecture; Biology
Keywords
England; gardens; landscape design

Credits

Producer
Robert Philip
Cast
Colin Cunningham 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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