Blenheim: landscape for a palace
This new edition traces the history and development of Blenheim Park from its prehistoric origins to its use as a royal hunting domain of the English medieval kings, to the gift by Queen Anne to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough (victor of Blenheim). The subsequent development of Blenheim Park provides a microcosm of the main developments in English landscape gardening -first the formal parterres of Henry Wise around Vanbrugh's new palace, then the transformations wrought by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in what is justly one of his most famous works, centred around the newly created Grand Lake. The scale and subtleties of this vision are further examined in the context of conserving and preserving a legacy and this edition has been updated to take account of recent research.
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Origins by James Bond
The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
The Second Phase by David Green and James
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aesthetic Akeman Street Arch B.L. Lansdowne beech Bladon Blenheim Estate Office Blenheim Palace Blenheim Park buildings built canal Capability Brown cascade causeway century Chambers Close clumps COLVIN H.M. Combe Cornbury David Green deer Description of Blenheim Ditchley Gate Duchess Duke of Marlborough Dutch Elm Disease earthworks east Evenlode extension felling Fishery Cottage fishponds Forest forestry garden Grand Avenue Grand Bridge Grim's Ditch ground Hal Moggridge Hawksmoor Henry Taunt Hensington High Lodge High Park History Icehouse James Bond John Vanbrugh king king's lake Lancelot Brown land landscape London Lower Park MARSHALL MAVOR medieval park ninth Duke oaks original Oxford Oxfordshire park boundary park wall photograph plantations planting pond present Queen Pool recorded replanting restoration plan River Glyme Roman Rosamund's royal palace side species stone Survey timber trees visitors wood woodland Woodstock Manor Woodstock Palace Woodstock Park Wychwood