‘Perfection is One Thing’: Chatsworth and the Art of Capability Brown
With John Phibbs
On Thursday, July 11, The ICAA hosted John Phibbs, noted author and principal of Debois Landscape Survey Group, for a lecture on landscape gardener Capability Brown. Brown is credited with creating much of the parkland surrounding Chatsworth, and throughout his lecture, Phibbs explores the genius of Brown’s designs and addresses the ways in which landscapes challenge our understanding of what we consider to be art. The lecture can now be viewed here in its entirety.
This was the first lecture in the ICAA’s 2019 New York Summer Series in partnership with Sotheby’s, designed to coincide with Treasures from Chatsworth, an exhibition of one of the largest and most significant private art collections in Britain.
Other lectures in the series include:
- Chatsworth: The Complete Work of Art, with Clive Aslet
- Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, with Dr. Amanda Foreman
- Adventures with the English Country Houses, with Ben Pentreath
The 2019 New York Summer Series is made possible thanks to the following sponsors:
Additional thanks to the Kathryn M. and Ronald J. Herman Jr. Charitable Foundation for their support of this lecture.