Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal

Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a McMaster University journal

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A View of the City of Carlisle” from Tobias Smollett, The Present State of All Nations, Containing a Geographical, Natural, Commercial, and Political History of All the Countries in the Known World (London, 1768), opp. 282; and “A View of Glasgow”, opp. 103. [An ambitious tome!]

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Tumblr Tuesday, in Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal style! Humphry Repton was a rock star in the world of late eighteenth-century landscaping: he coined the phrase “landscape gardening,” explaining that the beauties of a property could only be expertly presented by combining the powers of a landscape painter and a practical gardener. To impress his prospective clients, he showed them aquatints of vistas from certain properties and used sliding panels inset in the book to reveal the “after” image showcasing what he could do with a little earth-moving and bridge-building or ruins-fabrication.
For more on eighteenth-century landscape and other types of architecture, read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/

Tumblr Tuesday, in Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal style! Humphry Repton was a rock star in the world of late eighteenth-century landscaping: he coined the phrase “landscape gardening,” explaining that the beauties of a property could only be expertly presented by combining the powers of a landscape painter and a practical gardener. To impress his prospective clients, he showed them aquatints of vistas from certain properties and used sliding panels inset in the book to reveal the “after” image showcasing what he could do with a little earth-moving and bridge-building or ruins-fabrication.

For more on eighteenth-century landscape and other types of architecture, read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/

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