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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Any reader planning an autumnal outing to Stourhead, one of the country’s great created landscapes, should be warned that they may be in for a nasty shock. The trees, the lake, the follies are all as artifice intended, but the area has suffered a nasty attack of artistic intervention. Called Beauty and the Beast, this ranges from an Elizabeth Frink head and some plinky ambient music in the grotto to Beth Carter’s transformation of the Gothic cottage ...

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