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Picturesque: Celebrating Sublime Nature

November 16, 2018 & December 7, 2018

10 - 11:30 a.m.

European ideas of beauty expanded in the 18th century, giving rise to a landscape design form that became known as “Picturesque,” an aesthetic quality inspired by majestic, awe-inspiring scenes in rugged nature. In this pair of talks, noted garden historians will explore how the Picturesque ideal impacted the work of Englishman Humphry Repton, as well as the designs of Andrew Jackson Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted.

When you arrive, please enter the Garden through the Mosholu Entrance at 2950 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458 and check in at the Mertz Library