Place-making for the imagination : Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill / Marion Harney.
- Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2013.
xviii, 308 p. ; 25 cm.
- Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Aesthetics.
Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London, England)
Aesthetics, British -- 18th century.
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
Twickenham (London, England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
- 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 stiumlate. 'The Pleasure of the Imagiation' 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 nto based around architectural precedent but around eighteenth-century aesthetics theories, antiquarianism and matters of "Taste".
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9781409470045 (hardback : alk. paper)
1409470040 (hardback : alk. paper)
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