Past Posts No 22 October 2018: Capability Brown
The Past Posts this Sunday are for Garden Lovers. We showcase the work of English C18th garden landscape architect Capability Brown. And as we are in England it is perfect that we can welcome C in Buckinghamshire - our latest subscriber. A very special greeting to everyone in the UK.
Lancelot Brown (c.1715–16 to 1783), more commonly known as Capability Brown, was an English landscape architect. He is remembered as "the last of the great English 18th-century artists to be accorded his due" and "England's greatest gardener".
He designed over 170 parks, many of which still endure. He was nicknamed "Capability" because he would tell his clients that their property had "capability" for improvement. His influence was so great that the contributions to the English garden made by his predecessors Charles Bridgeman and William Kent are often overlooked; even Kent's champion Horace Walpole allowed that Kent "was succeeded by a very able master". 2
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