The English Pleasure Garden 1660–1860

During their heyday in the mid eighteenth century the pleasure gardens were one of the hubs of polite society Laid out with formal gardens and buildings for dining and amusement, the pleasure gardens were the scene of upper class exercise and entertainment Most famous were Vauxhall Gardens, Cremorne Gardens and Ranelagh Gardens In Bath, Sydney Gardens is the only EnglisDuring their heyday in the mid eighteenth century the pleasure gardens were one of the hubs of polite society Laid out with formal gardens and buildings for dining and amusement, the pleasure gardens were the scene of upper class exercise and entertainment Most famous were Vauxhall Gardens, Cremorne Gardens and Ranelagh Gardens In Bath, Sydney Gardens is the only English pleasure garden that has not since been closed and built over This book tells the story of the pleasure gardens, explaining their beginnings in the seventeenth century, their rising social importance, the variety of entertainment contained within, and their eventual decline into seedy hangouts for gamblers, thieves and prostitutes.
The English Pleasure Garden During their heyday in the mid eighteenth century the pleasure gardens were one of the hubs of polite society Laid out with formal gardens and buildings for dining and amusement the pleasure gardens

  • Title: The English Pleasure Garden 1660–1860
  • Author: Sarah Jane Downing
  • ISBN: 9780747806998
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The English Pleasure Garden 1660–1860”

    1. A great introductionThis slim volume is brimming with historical information on the creation and evolution of the popular Pleasure Gardens in England. Originally designed as a diversion for the rich, Pleasure Gardens such as Vauxhall Garden in London and Sydney Gardens in Bath not only featured beautifully landscaped walks and vistas, but halls for music and dancing. Given the size limitations of this book, it is a nice introduction to a topic that will appeal to historical fiction readers and h [...]

    2. Um bonito livro sobre a história dos jardins recreativos ingleses entre os anos 1660 e 1860.Muito interessante e muito curioso saber como eram os costumes da alta sociedade britânica, os costumes e as diversões que tinham na altura em que os jardins recreativos eram socialmente muito importantes. Quem conhece alguns jardins ingleses contemporâneos não tem dificuldade em imaginar como seria entre os Séc. XVII e XIX.

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