Moving Heaven And Earth: Capability Brown's Gift Of Landscape by Steffie ShieldsMoving Heaven And Earth: Capability Brown's Gift Of Landscape by Steffie Shields

Moving Heaven And Earth: Capability Brown's Gift Of Landscape

bySteffie Shields

Hardcover | August 15, 2016

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A world-famous eighteenth-century British figure, Lancelot “Capability” Brown (1716-1783) is today considered the father of landscape architecture. Moving Heaven and Earth reveals the driven polymath behind the famous nickname, exploring both Brown’s artistic legacy and his pioneering work with water in the landscape. The book evaluates the rise of the English landscape garden in the context of his designs. It also provides a comprehensive guide for travelers, with an overview of the 250 sites throughout England and Wales attributed to or connected with Brown. Over 350 magnificent color photographs pin-point Brown’s enduring views and surprisingly vibrant planting palette, showcasing his enduring significance. This beautifully illustrated book makes a fitting tribute to an important historical figure.
 
Steffie Shields is a professional garden photographer, writer, and historic landscape consultant.  
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Title:Moving Heaven And Earth: Capability Brown's Gift Of LandscapeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 1.1 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:Unicorn Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910787159

ISBN - 13:9781910787151

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter One: Northumberland
Chapter Two: Mr. Brown Engineer
Chapter Three: The Finest Garden
Chapter Four: Clients, Surveys and Proposals
Chapter Five: Contracts and Associates
Chapter Six: Groundwork
Chapter Seven: Lake-making
Chapter Eight: Rivers Real and Illusory
Chapter Nine: Cascades
Chapter Ten: Problems and Pumps
Chapter Eleven: Royal Gardener at Hampton Court
Chapter Twelve: Paints as He Plants
Chapter Thirteen: Now There I Make a Comma
Chapter Fourteen: Shrubbery ‘Sweets’ and Flower Gardens
Chapter Fifteen: Comforts and Convenience
Chapter Sixteen: Freedom to Roam
Chapter Seventeen: Keep All in View Very Neat
Chapter Eighteen: Moving Heaven
Chapter Nineteen: The ‘Kitching Garden’
Chapter Twenty: Full-scale Drama
Chapter Twenty-One: Adversity of Man and Nature
Chapter Twenty-Two: Transition 230
Chapter Twenty-Three: The Mystery of the Garden
Chapter Twenty-Four: Love of Country
Chapter Twenty-Five: Epilogue: Still Capable
Appendix: The Picture Today
Bibliography
Notes
Index
Acknowledgements
 

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"Moving Heaven and Earth sees the gardening writer drawing on many years of research to provide a thorough overview of Brown’s life and work. published to coincide with this year’s Brown tercentenary celebrations, the book is the result of a twenty-five-year fascination that has seen Shields travel the country, exploring hundreds of Brown’s landscapes on foot. Developing an interest in photography in tandem with her appreciation for Brown’s innovations, Shields includes a wealth of her own pictures in the book. Shields has provided us with a most useful guide with which to encounter and appreciate the beauty of those landscapes where they remain for us to enjoy them today."