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Observations on the River Wye

by Gilpin, William

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Published by Woodstock Books in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Wye, River (Wales and England),
  • Wales
    • Subjects:
    • Wye, River (Wales and England),
    • Wales -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam Gilpin.
      SeriesRevolution and romanticism, 1789-1834
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA670.W97 G39 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 99 p. :
      Number of Pages99
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2027867M
      ISBN 101854770683
      LC Control Number91003942

      William Gilpin may not be a household name but his legacy has led to one of biggest industries in Britain. It was years ago in that he took the first step by organising boat trips along the River Wye, and writing a seminal bestselling book ‘Observations of the River Wye’. From those humble but visionary beginnings what was later described as The Picturesque Movement .   They came clutching the same book: Observations on the River Wye, and Several Parts of South Wales, &c, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty Made in the Summer of the Year , by the artist Author: Nigel Richardson.

        Observations on the River Wye. It was a hugely influential book spawning the adoption of the term in everyday art language and triggering the Wye area as a tourist destination. I started reading it as research for my critical review. I ended up getting drawn into Gilpin’s holiday. He describes the scenes, picturesque or otherwise, with. The "Observations on the River Wye", was the first of Gilpin's books to be published, though not the first to be written, so that it represents not only a founding text of the romantic movement, but also a considered summation of Gilpin's attitudes.

      The popularity of the Wye Tour was greatly assisted by the publication of his guide book, Observations on the River Wye, which became a best-seller. This was the first tour guide to be published in Britain, helping travellers locate and enjoy the most Picturesque scenes in . Ross-on-Wye is a market town with a population of 10, (according to the census), in south eastern Herefordshire, England, on the River Wye, and on the northern edge of Ceremonial county: Herefordshire.


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It is illustrated with 17 aquatints that demonstrate the essentials of particular landscapes—essentially, they are lessons in how to look/5(6). Observations on the River Wye was the first of Gilpin’s books, representing a founding text of the romantic movement.

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Strahan, - Aesthetics - pages. Although tourists had been travelling down the River Wye since the middle of the 18th century, the Wye Tour became a must-see series of destinations after the publication of William Gilpin’s Observations on the River Wye and several parts of South Wales, etc.

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relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; made in the summer of the year Born: 4 JuneCumberland. But for our latest trip, to the Wye Valley, we chose a book years old to accompany us.

‘Observations on the River Wye’ was written in (although not published until ) by year-old William Gilpin, then headmaster at Cheam School, and later to become vicar at Boldre in the New Forest.

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Blamire Very Good in boards. Rating: % positive. The popularity of the Wye Tour, a picturesque tour through the England-Wales border down the River Wye, increased exponentially during the s and the decades that followed (though the Wye river was a popular site for at least twenty-five years before Gilpin’s tour); this was due in large part to the tour guide-book Observations on the River Wye, written by the Reverend.

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