Sculpture and the Garden

Author: Patrick Eyres

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Art

Page: 197

View: 892

Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between sculpture and gardens over the last three centuries, focusing on four British archetypes: the Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian urban park, the outdoor spaces of twentieth-century modernism and the late-twentieth-century sculpture park. Through a series of case studies exploring the contemporaneous audiences of gardens, the book uncovers the social, political and gendered messages revealed by sculpture's placement and suggests that the garden can itself be read as a sculptural landscape.

The Wonder of the North

Author: Mark Newman (Archaeologist)

Publisher: National Trust Monographs


Category: Architecture

Page: 394

View: 531

A history and tour of this exceptionally beautiful designed landscape in North Yorkshire.

Historic Ripon

Author: George Parker



Category: Monasteries

Page: 418

View: 990

North Yorkshire (England)

The History of Ripon

Author: W. Farrer



Category: North Yorkshire (England)

Page: 334

View: 136


Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Author: Tessa Goldsmith

Publisher: National Trust


Category: History

Page: 64

View: 966

Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site is a huge estate of beauty, contrasts and surprises including the largest abbey ruins in the country and one of England's most spectacular Georgian water gardens. The perfect place to escape from it all and enjoy a great, full day out, there's so much to see and do at Fountains. Set your own pace to explore over 800 acres of naturally beautiful countryside, with ten historic buildings to discover spanning 800 years of history and acre after acre of open space.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Author: Mary Mauchline

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited


Category: Travel

Page: 64

View: 415

The National Trust cares for the finest collection of historic buildings, gardens, parks, landscape and coastline in the world. Its famous and well-respected series of guidebooks provides the essential companion to your visit and a lasting souvenir of the experience. And now you can buy the guide before your visit. Authoritative texts and superb illustrations illuminate the history of the place and tell the stories of the people who have lived and worked there. Every guidebook sold goes to help the work of the National Trust. If you want to learn more about the property, go to

Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland


Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd


Category: Travel

Page: 274

View: 573

Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland is the essential holiday planner, unearthing the best of every region of Great Britain & Ireland season by season. Whatever you're looking for- from a family seaside holiday to a long hike in beautiful countryside- Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland suggests suitable locations and the best time of year to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by popular BBC1 and Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury, this book combines informative and inspirational narrative with truly sumptuous photography bringing each destination to life. It boasts six different holiday themes from History and Heritage and Wildlife to Festivals and Events ensuring that there is something for everybody. Visit Chepstow Castle in summer or revel at the Galway Oyster Festival in Autumn, with regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options finding your ideal getaway is made simple. The perfect inspirational book for anyone planning a day-trip, a longer holiday or seeking out hidden gems on their doorstep.