Rousham: Sitting in and Sauntering through a Pleasure Ground

Date

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Time

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place

38 West 86th Street

COST

$25.00 General Admission
$20.00 Students and Seniors

212-501-3011, programs@bgc.bard.edu

Description

6 pm reception
6:30 pm lecture

The landscape at Rousham in Oxfordshire offers not only “still” views, but continually shifting perspectives. Walking through the varied topography where the cultivated and natural landscape intermingle, visitors experience the plantings while registering the lightness of the designer’s touch and his embrace of historic allusions in the structures and sculpture. In this lecture Magda Salvesen will focus on Kent’s innovations of the late 1730s but also draw upon his other garden designs, highlighting similarities as well as significant departures.

Magda Salvesen is a garden and art historian and curator of the Jon Schueler Estate. 


Event, Gallery Programs Lecture