Rosemary Hill: Capability Brown
5 January 2012
Show More The Omnipotent Magician: Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 1716-83 by Jane Brown.
Chatto, 384 pp., £20, March 2011, 978 0 7011 8212 0Show More
“... of the Jacobite Rising, when, as a Catholic, with several close friends under arrest, Pope too was an object of suspicion. Over the following years, as he repositioned himself more securely in Robert Walpole’s England, he and Burlington, ‘the architect Earl’, with the gardener William Kent formed the heart of a coterie that made landscape design into an art form with rules, conventions and, for ...”