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The Search for the Picturesque: Landscape, Aesthetics and Tourism in Britain, 1760-1800 Paperback – 3 May 1990


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About This Book 25 Mar. 2009
By Theseus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"A charming book about an interesting moment in the evolution of English taste. The copious illustrations make this book even more pleasant.... Andrews has that kind of wit that lurks in the nooks and crannies of scholarship."

"...careful reconstruction from myriad contemporary sources of actual tours makes this favorite occupation of late 18th-century gentlefolk come alive as does no other book on the subject...."

"...enlivened by constant reference not only to printed but manuscript sources of tourist accounts, with special emphasis, of course, on the Wordsworths"

Trade paperback from Stanford University Press, 269 pp, 83 illustrations, maps. 25 pp of Bibliographic information.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. The Rise of the Picturesque
- Poetry and the Discovery of the British landscape
- Landscape Painting and the Picturesque Formula
- The Evolution on the Picturesque Taste, 1750-1800
- Travelling Knick-knacks

II. The Picturesque Tours
- The Wye Valley Tour
- The North Wales Tour
- The Tour of The Lakes
- The Highlands Tour
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Join Jane Austen's character Elizabeth on a Tour 7 Feb. 2007
By author of The Devil's Bonfire - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you love Jane Austen, this book will help you gain a deeper understanding of the time she wrote about. In her book PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, how did Elizabeth think of the landscapes of the Peak District, Dovedale, and Pemberley, which she viewed on her tour with the Gardiners? This book will answer those questions and more.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in or studying the work of Jane Austen, Romantic poetry, and landscape painting. It will give you a new insight into the attitudes of the last half of the 18th century.
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