Moving Heaven and Earth

Capability Brown's Gift of Landscape
by Steffie Shields
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Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group

Publication Date: January 11, 2017

ISBN: 9781911604495

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This beautifully illustrated book, with the vast majority of illustrations photographed by the author, makes a fitting tribute to the world-famous 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) in his Tercentenary year. Moving Heaven and Earth reveals the driven polymath behind the famous nickname. It explores both Brown’s artistic legacy and his pioneering work with water in the landscape. The book evaluates the rise of the English landscape garden in the climatic context of his designs and also forms a comprehensive guide for tours and visits. Approximately 350 clearly labelled colour photographs, pin-point Brown’s enduring views and surprisingly vibrant planting palette.