Publication : The Wonder of the North : Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

NEWMAN Mark, The Wonder of the North : Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2015, 406 p.

NEWMAN Mark, The Wonder of the North : Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2015, 406 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Dubbed the ‘Wonder of the North’ in 1732, the National Trust’s Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate (now a World Heritage Site) encompasses one of the largest, most magnificent and beautiful designed landscapes ever created. This richly illustrated volume charts the landscape’s history from the first arrival of prehistoric hunters, via medieval monasticism, the Dissolution of the monasteries, eighteenth-century aestheticism and scandal, and the first ages of mass tourism, to the present day. At the heart of the story lies the rise and fall of England’s largest Cistercian monastery and how that shaped the origins of the Aislabie family’s breathtaking gardens. Their Studley Royal was at the forefront of every emergent landscape gardening fashion between 1670 and 1800. The book also describes the dramatic history of the family and the monumental scale of their achievements in this field, extending over many dozens of square miles of North Yorkshire—far beyond the limits of the garden as it is seen today (reduced to serve the more limited needs of Victorian day-trippers). The Wonder of the North brings social and garden history together with archaeology to reveal Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal—too often seen as ‘just’ a ruined medieval monastery—as one of the world’s greatest artistic creations.

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Maxime Georges Métraux (2015, 3 décembre). Publication : The Wonder of the North : Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 4 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/p5z4

Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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