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Whately, Thomas -1772

Overview
Works: 33 works in 481 publications in 5 languages and 8,235 library holdings
Genres: History  Pamphlets  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Dubious author
Classifications: HB161, 330
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Whately
Considerations on the trade and finances of this kingdom : and on the measures of administration, with respect to those great national objects since the conclusion of the peace by Thomas Whately( Book )

89 editions published between 1766 and 2012 in English and French and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of the nation: particularly with respect to its trade, finances, &c. &c. Addressed to the King and both houses of Parliament by William Knox( Book )

61 editions published between 1768 and 1984 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on modern gardening by Thomas Whately( Book )

91 editions published between 1770 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whately (1728-1772) en tant que secrétaire de Lord Grenville, chancelier de l'Echiquier, eut la possibilité de fréquenter la fine fleur de l'aristocratie et par là même ses jardins. Son ouvrage adopte une approche qui s'apparente à celle d'un artiste : construisant son jardin comme un peintre une œuvre, il dessine une structure, des formes ; il est attentif aux couleurs, cherche à les harmoniser en fonction des saisons, soucieux d'effacer ce qui pourrait paraître convenu, artificiel ; on ne trouve plus chez lui cette volonté de dominer le paysage, qu'on sentait chez ses devanciers, mais il préfère utiliser les accidents du terrain, tous les éléments de la nature, les mettre en valeur, les souligner, les corriger parfois. Pour lui, la nature devient spectacle, elle est l'idéal devenu visible, elle est consolatrice parce qu'elle demeure indifférente aux vanités. Whately fut, comme ses contemporains, un fervent lecteur d'Horace, pour qui le jardin est un espace clos où se concentre et s'exprime le bonheur domestique. L'Angleterre alors se passionnait tant pour les jardins irréguliers que pour l'architecture gothique, voyant en eux l'image et le symbole de l'indépendance, le refus du pouvoir absolu ; la liberté faisait place au fatum. Le jardin est pour Whately une œuvre de séduction, qui non seulement implique la volonté de plaire, mais revendique sa place dans le monde. Ce pouvait aussi être une réponse aux questionnements métaphysiques, la possible fusion avec la nature permettant d'éviter la question de la finalité, devenue incertaine. La démarche de Whately préfigure celle de Werther. La lecture de L'Art de former les jardins modernes pourra être d'un grand profit tant pour ceux qui ont à créer des jardins, que pour les amateurs qui veulent comprendre comment s'ordonne un jardin irrégulier
Remarks on some of the characters of Shakespere by Thomas Whately( Book )

19 editions published between 1839 and 1972 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regulations lately made concerning the colonies, and the taxes imposed upon them, considered by Thomas Whately( Book )

46 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on some of the characters of Shakespeare by Thomas Whately( Book )

27 editions published between 1785 and 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on The budget, or, A candid examination of the facts and arguments offered to the public in that pamphlet by Thomas Whately( Book )

22 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of the nation : particularly with respect to its trade, finances, &c. &c by William Knox( )

7 editions published between 1768 and 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stato presente della nazione inglese : sopratutto concernente il suo commercio e le sue finanze diretto al re ed alle due camere del Parlamento by William Knox( Book )

5 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoire sur l'administration des finances de l'Angleterre, depuis la paix : ouvrage attribué à M. Grenville ... traduit de l'anglois by Thomas Whately( Book )

4 editions published in 1768 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on modern gardening, by Thomas Whately. An eighteenth-century study of the English landscape garden by Thomas Whately( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Whately's 'Observations on Modern Gardening' (1770) is the first and most comprehensive study of what has come to be known as the English landscape garden, often claimed to be this country's greatest original contribution to the fine arts. It became the standard text on the subject; its authority was accepted at home and abroad, and the book was read widely across Europe, mainly in a French translation. It influenced taste and design; taught visitors how to respond to gardens; analysed natural and built elements of the garden; suggested principles of design; and provided descriptions of major gardens of the day, such as those at Blenheim and Piercefield (Monmouthshire), together with the author's responses, aesthetic, mental and emotional. It indicates a taste for the natural and the "picturesque", foreshadowing romanticism. This first modern edtion of the text is accompanied by an introduction and full commentary, covering both general considerations and specific points and topics. Contemporary illustrations have been chosen to illuminate further the gardens and places discussed
Mémoire sur l'administration des finances de l'Angleterre, depuis la paix by William Knox( Book )

2 editions published in 1768 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tableau de l'Angleterre, relativement à son commerce et à ses finances, présenté au roi, & aux deux chambres du Parlement by George Grenville( Book )

1 edition published in 1769 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on some of the characters of Shakspeare by Thomas Whately( Book )

2 editions published between 1808 and 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on Some of the Characters of Shakespeare : Volume 17 by Thomas Whately( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Remarks on some of the characters of Shakespere
Alternative Names
Thomas Whately

Thomas Whately britischer Politiker und Verfasser einer gartentheoretischen Schrift

Thomas Whately British politician

Thomas Whately Brits politicus (-1772)

Whateley, Thomas

Whateley, Thomas 1726-1772

Whateley, Thomas -1772

Whately, Thomas

Whately, Thomas d. 1772

Whately, Thomas m. 1772

Languages
English (406)

French (47)

German (7)

Italian (5)

Spanish (5)

Covers
Observations on modern gardening : and laying out pleasure grounds, parks, farms, ridings, &c. : illustrated by descriptions : to which is added an essay on the different natural situations of gardens