The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806)
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232 Pages

24 x 17 cm

8 colour. 29 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Garden and Landscape History

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806)

Antiquarianism, Archaeology and Natural History in the Eighteenth Century

by Emily Sloan

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The work of an unjustly neglected antiquarian brought to life, showing his contribution to the field.
After his military career, Major Hayman Rooke undertook detailed studies of landscape, ancient trees, natural history, meteorology, and ancient and Roman Britain. He was linked into a broad network of friends and correspondents, including landowners such as Earl Bathurst and the Duke of Portland, and their agents (among them Humphry Repton); he was also connected to numerous learned societies. Information from these sources, coupled with his wide-ranging reading and first-hand observations, gave him a unique perspective on the landscape.
This book examines Rooke's work, showing how landscapes were interpreted and understood in the eighteenth century; more broadly, it offers new insights into the antiquarian movement of the time. It is richly illustrated, making use of many of Rooke's own sketches and drawings.

EMILY SLOAN gained her doctoral thesis from the University of Nottingham.
Introduction
Rooke and his World
Rooke and the Natural World
Rooke and Ancient Britain
Rooke and Roman Britain
Conclusion: Rooke and his Landscape Studies
Appendix One: List of Rooke's publications
Appendix Two: Reconstruction of Rooke's diary
Bibliography
"Emily Sloan offers a portrait of the life and work of an as-yet under-studied figure in English natural history. . . . The result is a picture of eighteenth-century natural history as a varied field of study, wherein a number of writers, collectors, and illustrators collaborated to draw together diverse lines of inquiry." Margaret McGowan, Journal of British Studies

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Title Details

232 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

8 colour. 29 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Garden and Landscape History

Imprint: Boydell Press