Hearts of Oak

Hearts of Oak

£20.00

128 pp., 80 ILLUSTRATIONS: Eric Bellis, Chris Broughton, Richard Doust, Howard Eaglestone (plus Cover, left), Grahame Jones, Michaela Kidney, Corinne Roberts, Andrew Townsend, Mark Stewart. TEXTS:
~ Patrick Eyres. Introduction.
~ Patrick Eyres. Fleets, Forests and Follies: Supremacy of the Seas and of the Eye (the interrelationship of warship production, forestry and landscape architecture).
~ Gill Simmons. Buckler’s Hard: warship building on the Montagu estate at Beaulieu in Hampshire (now conserved as a maritime museum).
~ Paul Whitely. Images of Empire: James Thomson’s ‘Rule Britannia’ (‘Patriot’ aspirations promoted through a garden masque).
~ Patrick Eyres. Neoclassicism on Active Service: Commemorations of the Seven Years War in the English Landscape Garden (the victory medals of the Society of Arts, the medallions in the Temple of Concord and Victory at Stowe, the Triumphal Arch at Shugborough and the Temple of Bellona in Kew Gardens).

Description

NAJ 35/36 (1993). Commerce, Empire and the Landscape Garden I: The imprint of imperial celebration on the landscape of Georgian country estates, as exemplified by warship building at Buckler’s Hard and Beaulieu, and commemorations of naval victories at Stowe, Shugborough and Kew.