The Parks and Gardens of Britain

The Parks and Gardens of Britain : A Landscape History from the Air

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This seminal study, from one of Britain's most eminent landscape historians, takes a chronological tour through British parks and gardens since Roman times. Each chapter introduces the characteristic features of parks and gardens in each period and explores the social and economic context for their construction. Chris Taylor then provides a detailed explanation of specific sites and draws on 100 aerial photographs to illustrate a new and different perspective of Britain's cherished parks and gardens. * Written by Britain's best known landscape historian * An ideal guide for visitors to Britain's wonderful spectrum of parks and gardens
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 249 x 25mm | 655g
  • Keele University Press
  • Keele, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 80 photos
  • 185331207X
  • 9781853312076
  • 1,798,479

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The author is a pioneer in the study of gardens through archaeology and this book will be animportant contribution to the subject. -- Keith Goodway This will undoubtedly provide an important contribution to the study of garden history and to landscape history as a whole ... This is hardly surprising as Christopher Taylor is the foremost practitioner of garden archaeology in the UK. -- H. G. Welfare I have no doubt this will be an excellent book ... new, refreshing andthought-provoking. -- Professor Mick Aston, University of Bristol It is always a pleasure to read a book by Christopher Taylor and this does not disappoint ... a volume packed with information, and with a torrent of new ideas and insights. The author is a pioneer in the study of gardens through archaeology and this book will be animportant contribution to the subject. This will undoubtedly provide an important contribution to the study of garden history and to landscape history as a whole ... This is hardly surprising as Christopher Taylor is the foremost practitioner of garden archaeology in the UK. I have no doubt this will be an excellent book ... new, refreshing andthought-provoking. It is always a pleasure to read a book by Christopher Taylor and this does not disappoint ... a volume packed with information, and with a torrent of new ideas and insights.
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About Chris Taylor

Christopher Taylor was formerly Head of Archaeological Survey at the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.
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