Strolling and Recollecting in the 18th Century British Landscape Garden

23 Feb

Rousham, Vale of Venus, Kent., 1738-41,Kent cat, p 24Stourhead,  Coplestone Bampfylde, wc 1753-1777, Hobhouse p 195

 

 

Magda Salvesen, Department of Art History, New York University; Independent Scholar of Landscape History

Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 pm

New York University Department of Art History

Silver Center, Room 301

100 Washington Square East (entrance on Waverly Place)

As newly designed landscapes became places to visit in the 18th century — whether the owner was in residence or not — their innovative style became the talk of the town (and country), and the subject of essays, poetry and engravings. This talk explores the rich variety of moods produced by the creation of lakes and the placement of sculpture, temples and other fabriques within these new environments.

Sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, New York Metropolitan Chapter and the New York University Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies

Free and open to the public

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