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Weather Architecture by Jonathan Hill

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things of anatural kind

INTRODUCTION

The new reverence given to subjectivity and nature in the eighteenth century, and the association of one with the other, encouraged a new type of design and a new way of designing, which valued the ideas and emotions evoked through experience. The early eighteenth-century picturesque is the subject of this chapter and William Kent is its central figure. The chapter is organised into three interconnecting sections, each with a specific theme, which together consider the ideas and places that informed the picturesque. The first, ‘Magnificence Beyond the Formal Mockery of Princely Gardens’, addresses the philosophical, cultural and political contexts to the ‘natural’ garden in eighteenth-century England, ...

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