2016 marks the 300th anniversary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with a national Capability Brown 300 celebration and festival.
This report attempts to highlight and understand the work of Brown and his legacy and stimulates a wider discussion about future research needs and opportunities.
It contains a bibliographic list of works of Lancelot Brown and a full Gazetteer of Brown’s sites.
The Reputation of Brown
Attributions: defining Brown’s corpus
Brown’s Career and Business
Origins and Originality
The Meaning of the Landscape Style
Economics and Land Use
Site Research, Fieldwork and Restoration
Summary and Conclusions
Bibliographic Works on Lancelot Brown
Appendix 1 – Gazetteer of Brown Sites
Map 1 – Distribution of Sites