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STOURHEAD-232AThe Neoclassical principles of balance and symmetry were more often found in the landscape traditions of the seventeenth century(epitomized by the French royal garden, Versailles), and were displaced by the new open designs of Capability Brown and his followers by the mid-eighteenth century. Nevertheless, features such as parterre gardens, allées (double rows of trees flanking a path or road) and the frequent use of classical statuary and Roman-style garden buildings marked the persistence of the Neoclassical influence in English landscape design. Designers such as Brown and Humphrey Repton were often explicitly imitating seventeenth-century paintings of the classical ruins of Italy by Poussin, Claude and others in designing views and landscapes.

 

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