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Stowe and Landscape Gardening

A Selected Bibliography of Sources
for the Survey and for Landscape Gardening



Andrews, Malcolm. The Search for the Picturesque: Landscape Aesthetics
and Tourism in Britain, 1760-1800. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1989.

Batey, Mavis. Alexander Pope: The Poet and the Landscape. London: Barn
Elms, 2006

Bevington, Michael. Stowe: The Garden and the Park. Stowe: Capability
Books, 1996.

---. Stowe Landscape Gardens (chapters 4-8). London: The National Trust. 1997.

Brown, Jane. The Art and Architecture of English Gardens. New York:
Rizzoli, 1989.

Chambers, Douglas. The Planters of the English Landscape Garden: Botany,
Trees, and the Georgics. New Haven: Yale UP, 1993.

Clarke, G.B., ed. Descriptions of Lord Cobham's Gardens at Stowe 1700-1750.
Buckinghamshire Record Society, 1990.

Coffin, David R. The English Garden: Meditation and Memorial. Princeton:
Princeton UP, 1994.

Everett, Nigel. The Tory View of Landscape. New Haven: Yale UP, 1994.

Hadfield, Miles. A History of British Gardening. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985.

Hunt, John Dixon. The Afterlife of Gardens. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania
Press, 2004.

---. The Figure in the Landscape. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP. 1976.

---. Garden and Grove: The Italian Renaissance Garden in the English
Imagination 1600-1750. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Press, 1986, 1996.

---. Gardens and The Picturesque. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992.

---. William Kent. London: Zwemmer, 1987.

---. and Peter Willis, eds. The Genius of the Place: The English Landscape
Garden 1620-1820. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988.

Laird, Mark. The Flowering of the Landscape Garden: English Pleasure
Grounds 1720-1800. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

Martin, Peter. Pursuing Innocent Pleasures: The Gardening World of
Alexander Pope. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1984.

Moore, Charles W., William J. Mitchell, and William Turnbull, Jr. The Poetics
of Gardens. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988.

Mosser, Monique, and Georges Teyssot. The Architecture of Western Gardens.
Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991.

Robinson, John M. Temples of Delight: Stowe Landscape Gardens. London:
The National Trust, 1990.

Ross, Stephanie. What Gardens Mean. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1998.

Whistler, Laurence, Michael Gibbon, and George Clarke. Stowe: A Guide to the
Gardens. 1974.

Wittkower, Rudulph. Palladio and English Palladianism. London: Thames &
Hudson, 1983.

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