Thursday, April 05, 2007

Inspired by Nature: the Picturesque Landscape Garden

Works by four prominent landscape designers, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Humphry Repton, Frederick Law Olmsted and Jens Jensen, accompanied by images of contemporary environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s larger-than-life sculptures are featured within the new exhibit in the Sterling Morton Library. This exhibit recognizes that landscape designers have always been inspired by nature. Each generation has looked at the world around them and been compelled to improve upon it, idealize it, or view it as ever-changing. This exhibit features rarely displayed historic books and art highlighting the work of these significant designers and artists. Other visual treats on display in the Library are stipple-engraved flower portraits from a recently acquired work published in 1801 by Gerard van Spaendonck. If this wonderful exhibit piques your interest about landscape design and architecture, be sure to examine additional resources in the Library exploring these topics. Library staff would be delighted to assist you in your exploration!
The Sterling Morton Library is open:
Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is available for viewing during Library open hours through August 1, 2007.

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