Capability Brown is often hailed as the great master of 18th C. English landscaping. And yet there are some who regard his work as formulaic and others who consider him to have been a vandal. John Phibbs discussed this dichotomy.
John Phibbs is a landscape historian. He is a respected garden historian who specialises in the restoration of historic landscapes and is the author of two new books on Brown: “Capability Brown – Designing the English Landscape” (Rizzoli, 2016) and “Place-Making: The Art of Capability Brown” (Historic England, 2017)