Alexander Pope: the poet and the poetic landscape

Alexander Pope: the poet and the poetic landscape

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 29th Jan 2021

 £5

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Alexander Pope was the principal literary genius of his day and was a pioneer in the landscape movement. His influence was critical, advocating ‘the simplicity of the ancients’ encapsulated in his poetic line to: ‘Consult the Genius of the Place in all,’ he was fundamental in establishing the new national style that came to be known as ‘English Garden Style’ which we will explore through his own garden at Twickenham and other gardens he influenced.

This talk will be given by Dr Marion Harney, Director of Studies and Director of Teaching at the University of Bath specialising in the history and theory of historic buildings, designed and cultural landscapes and their conservation. She is Visiting Professor, University of Westminster and External Examiner for the MA in Garden and Landscape History, Institute for Historical Research.

Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations.


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This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 29th Jan 2021

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2021-01-29 2021-01-29 Europe/London Alexander Pope: the poet and the poetic landscape A talk about how Alexander Pope establised the new national style which you will explore through his own garden at Twickenham and other gardens he influenced. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/01/29/alexander-pope-the-poet-and-the-poetic-landscape-251448 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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