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RSS FeedsFollies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden outdoor exhibition on view at Winterthur


17 april 2018 02:49:12

Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden outdoor exhibition on view at Winterthur

Thirteen fantastic structures—from a Gothic-inspired tower and an Ottoman tent to American summerhouses and a faerie cottage—await exploration in Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden, Winterthur’s first-ever garden exhibition, on view now. Some of the follies are newly built structures based on classic and contemporary examples at estates elsewhere. Others are historic structures currently in the garden that visitors have enjoyed for years. Together they form a delightful, entertaining, and fresh way for visitors to discover and experience the Winterthur Garden. What is a Folly? A folly is a structure placed in a garden or landscape, built primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose. Follies amuse the observer, frame a vista, or pique the viewer’s curiosity. Follies are often
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