The Search for the Picturesque: Landscape Aesthetics and Tourism in Britain, 1760-1800

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Stanford University Press, Jan 1, 1989 - History - 269 pages
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Contents

Poetry and the discovery of British landscape
3
Landscape painting and the Picturesque formulae
24
The evolution of Picturesque taste 17501800
39
Travelling knickknacks
67
river scenery and ruins 8 5
85
mountains and bards
109
The tour to the Lakes 15 3
153
The Highlands tour and the Ossianic Sublime
197
Select bibliography of the tours
241
Notes and references 2 51
258
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