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Place-making for the Imagination : Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill - Marion Harney

Place-making for the Imagination

Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

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Published: 28th January 2014
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Drawing together landscape, architecture and literature, Strawberry Hill, the celebrated eighteenth-century 'Gothic' villa and garden beside the River Thames, is an autobiographical site, where we can read the story of its creator, Horace Walpole. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the Gothic villa and associated landscape to be inspired by theories that stimulate 'The Pleasures of the Imagination' articulated in the series of essays by Joseph Addison (1672-1719) published in the Spectator (1712). Linked to this argument, it proposes that the concepts behind the designs for Strawberry Hill are not based around architectural precedent but around eighteenth-century aesthetics theories, antiquarianism and matters of 'Taste'.

ISBN: 9781409470069
ISBN-10: 1409470067
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 28th January 2014
Edition Number: 1