‘I have spent the day well just looking and looking…’ Goethe

Geometric forms abound in these images
of Stanway House in the Cotswolds: arch, pyramid, irregular octagon, a circle of water and the powerful vertical line cast upward by the tallest gravity fountain in the world. In an historic garden such as this, each successive composition encompasses the duality of the man made and of nature.
At the same time, it is in the way that the field of view seamlessly synthesises architecture and landscape, the formal and the organic, that the power of place resides.


John Pawson