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The Omnipotent Magician Lancelot Brown Changed The Face Of Eighteenth Century England, Designing Country Estates And Mansions, Moving Hills And Making Flowing Lakes And Serpentine Rivers, A Magical World Of Green This English Landscape Style Spread Across Europe And The World At Home, It Proved So Pleasing That Brown S Influence Spread Into The Lowland Landscape At Large, And Into Landscape Painting He Stands Behind Our Vision, And Fantasy, Of Rural England In This Vivid, Lively Biography, Based On Detailed Research, Jane Brown Paints An Unforgettable Picture Of The Man, His Work, His Happy Domestic Life, And His Crowded World She Follows The Life Of The Jovial Yet Elusive Mr Brown, From His Childhood And Apprenticeship In Rural Northumberland, Through His Formative Years At Stowe, The Most Famous Garden Of The Day His Innovative Ideas, And His Affable And Generous Nature, Led To A Meteoric Rise To A Royal Appointment In 1764 And His Clients And Friends Ranged From Statesmen Like The Elder Pitt To Artists And Actors Like David Garrick Riding Constantly Across England, Brown Never Ceased Working Until He Collapsed And Died In February 1783 After Visiting One Of His Oldest Clients He Was A Practical Man But Also A Visionary, Always Willing To Try Something New As This Delightful, And Beautifully Illustrated Biography Shows, Brown Filled England With Enchantment Follies, Cascades, Lakes, Bridges, Ornaments, Monuments, Meadows, And Woods Creating Views That Still Delight Us Today.

10 thoughts on “The Omnipotent Magician

  1. says:

    I ve read a lot of history and biography, and while this biography history was enjoyable, it has its failings.On the plus side, the writing was accessible, the times were well captured, and there were moments of inspired and colourful description.My main issue is that, as there is relatively little known about Lancelot, I really don t understand why there wasn t much detail included from the existing letters and papers that he did leave behind For example, in one section, it refers twice to an episode with an old woman which Lancelot recorded in a letter written to his daughter but gives absolutely no clue as to what the episode was At other times, letters are paraphrased, or briefly mentioned, rather than letting the reader hear his voice so to speak I found this odd for a biography.I also found it very frustrating to read about project after project, and there was absolutely no illustration not even a drawing in most instances of the place Where the houses still exist, surely a photo of two could have been included and there are still plans...

  2. says:

    A well researched and composed biography of perhaps England s finest landscape gardener The poems that open each chapter are indicative of the author s indulgence of the Romantic spirit appropriate for the subject matter and contemporaneous of Lancelot and this should be experienced as ...

  3. says:

    Some examples of his work from plans, photographs and paintings would have been welcome Some interesting stories and characters here though Even so, they could have been brought to life a bit if the tempo of the book had been upped.

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