The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture, edited by John Claudius Loudon (J.C.L )
Chapter: Introduction by J.C. Loudon

William Kent's Picturesque Style

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The smooth, bare, and almost bald appearance, which characterized Kent's School, soon gave rise to one distinguished by roughness and intricacy, which may be called the Picturesque School; and the principles of which will be found in the writings of the Rev. W. Gilpin and Mr. Uvedale Price. These writings are full of the most valuable instruction for the gardener, relative to the general composition of landscape scenery, and landscape architecture; and may, very properly, form another volume of the series.