- 1 July to 9 August 2019
- Paul Mellon Centre
This course explores, chronologically and stylistically, the history of landscape and country house architecture in Britain from the sixteenth century to the mid-eighteenth century. During this period, the British, undergoing significant political, economic, and social change, shifted from adopting Italian, French, and Dutch principles of landscape design in their gardens to developing their own ideas of what a garden or park could be, how it should be laid out architecturally, and what its relationship to the house or palace would be. In the process they transformed landscape and country house architectural history. The course will include visits to several important examples of historic landscapes and houses, including Hampton Court, Blenheim Palace, Rousham, Stowe, Chiswick, and others.