The Garden Landscape Guide

Addison, Joseph

Born - Died : 1672 - 1719

English essayist and translator of Virgil's Georgics. Joseph Addison founded the Spectator in 1711 and made some famous remarks on gardens - in which he praised the natural and criticised the artificial. In issue, No. 37, he sees the perfect garden as one which is guided by both Nature and Reason. Joseph Addison brought together the key ideas from which the Augustan Style He died at Holland House in what is now Holland Park.

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