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Humphry Repton

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Humphry Repton (1752-1818) ambitiously styled himself Capability Brown's successor; the century's next great improver of landed property. He believed that the art of laying out grounds could only be achieved by 'the united powers of the landscape painter and the practical gardener', and ingeniously combined his knowledge of farming with a talent for topographical sketching. Over thirty years Repton amassed an incredible four hundred commissions, capitalizing on the whims of the fashion-conscious upper classes left rudderless after Brown's death. Sensitive and snobbish, Repton's ambitions were twofold. He sought to ingratiate himself among the aristocracy, whilst simultaneously raising the status of his adopted profession. Consequently his famous Red Books, illustrated to help clients visualize the potential of their estates, also encouraged an appreciation of landscape aesthetics. This book looks at Repton's theoretic principles and how they underpin his landscape gardening. By detailed site investigations, it traces his approach to landscape design from Picturesque wildernesses like Blaise Castle, Bristol, to the progressive Gardenesque style of Wanstead House in Greater London.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Laura Mayer
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    64
    Publisher:
    Bloomsbury USA (June 17, 2014)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780747812944
    ISBN-10:
    0747812942
    Weight:
    5.12oz
    Dimensions:
    4.81" x 7.92" x 0.21"
    Case Pack:
    24
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    Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20170803100652-20170803.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
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