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This seminal study, from one of Britain's most eminent landscape historians, takes a chronological tour through British parks and gardens since Roman times. Each chapter introduces the characteristic features of parks and gardens in each period and explores the social and economic context for their construction. Chris Taylor then provides a detailed explanation of specific sites and draws on 100 aerial photographs to illustrate a new and different perspective of Britain's cherished parks and gardens. * Written by Britain's best known landscape historian * An ideal guide for visitors to Britain's wonderful spectrum of parks and gardens

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853312076
ISBN-10: 185331207X
Format: Paperback
(249mm x 189mm x 25mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Keele University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chris Taylor

Christopher Taylor was formerly Head of Archaeological Survey at the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.

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