Ruined by Design coverRuined by Design: Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility

“Ruined by Design,” a book of literary criticism and cultural theory, provides an analysis of the philosophical shift from reason and order toward imagination and feeling in landscape innovations and literary experimentation during the 18th century. The author writes about the fascination with ruins across 18th-century Europe, incorporating several fields such as poetry, painting, and garden design.

ISBN: 978-0-415-98950-3. Published by Routledge; 2008.