The essay takes into consideration Alexander Pope''s bust at Stowe, to open up an investigation on the kind of monumnets Lord Conham built in his famous landscape gardens, and to what extent political reasons determined their position in situ, and the choice of statues, characters, inscriptions that had to compement those monuments. Detailing the political history of the first quarter of the eighteenth century, and the role Pope played in it, the essay argues that each single monument at Stowe was the emblem of the political situation and a memento of the English constitution. With the nineteenth centuiry the gardens fell into neglect and decay, only to be rediscovered and restored in the previous century by the National Trust. In Orlando, Virginia Woolf inserts the figure of Pope, as a powerful representative of his epoch, taste and morality.
|Titolo:||Bust Story: Pope at Stowe, or the Politics and Myths of Landscape Gardening|
ORESTANO, FRANCESCA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Alexander Pope; Landscape Gardening|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-LIN/10 - Letteratura Inglese|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|