Event: THE TRANSLATION OF LANDSCAPE: BROWN TO REPTON TO OLMSTED, KIRKHARLE, LONDON AND THE NEW WORLD.
Organizer: LONDON GARDENS TRUST .
Speakers: John Phibbs.
Date: Jan 11th 6:00pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jan 11th 10:00am | ET: Jan 11th 1:00pm.
Europe - UK: Jan 11th 6:00pm | CET: Jan 11th 7:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jan 12th 2:00am | AET: Jan 12th 5:00am.
Description from London Gardens Trust :
The translation of landscape from Capability Brown and Humphry Repton in England to Frederick Law Olmsted in the USA (via Kirkharle, London and the New World)
They say that poetry is lost in translation. It might be fairer to say that it is transmogrified. It can become something magically different. It can become something better. That is true of landscapes too, and the 18th century English landscape style was deracinated and then adopted into all the different cultures of Northern Europe. But what happened in America happened on a different scale. What was it about England that so enraptured Frederick Law Olmsted? How can you drive through Yosemite and think Birkenhead? These questions are worth asking. They shed as much light on the meaning of English landscape as they do upon the prairies, sea-girt hills and mountains of the USA.
2022 also celebrates 200th anniversary of Olmsted’s birth.
John Phibbs is Principal of Debois Landscape Survey Group. He is also the author of Humphry Repton, Designing the Landscape Garden; Place-making: The Art of Capability Brown and Capability Brown: Designing the English Landscape.
Click here to view full details: https://londongardenstrust.org/whatson/talks/translation-of-landscape/
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
London Gardens Trust
Cover image credits: Photo by Jermaine Ee on Unsplash