Rustic Architecture: The Metamorphosis of Nature and Architecture in Eighteenth-Century Britain
To historians of European culture, the eighteenth-century English landscape garden represents one of the most significant aesthetic developments in post-Renaissance culture. Naturalistic waterways and tree plantings presented a different way of conceiving the landscape. The garden follies scattered across these gardens are often interpreted as harbingers of the broader Neo-classical and Gothic Revival movements in architecture. Exotic follies like mosques and pagodas also betray a receptiveness to non-Western aesthetics that would flower in the eclecticism of the nineteenth century.
KeywordsEighteenth Century Naturalistic Waterway Collective Virtue Aesthetic Development Unusual Building
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