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The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton, Esq.
Being his Entire Works on These Subjects

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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108066174

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  • By the beginning of the nineteenth century, landscape gardening had divided into at least two branches. The geometric style promoted strictly ordered gardens, while the natural style, for which the period is known, preserved characteristics of untamed vistas. Edited by a former professional rival, John Claudius Loudon (1783–1843), this one-volume collection of the works of Humphry Repton (1752–1818) first appeared in 1840. Featuring more than 250 engravings, it illuminates the principal styles and contemporary debates of landscape design. Including perspective tricks to disguise differing water levels, and instructions on the use of cattle as a natural measure of scale, Repton's writings reflect the attention to detail that was involved in planning and executing major projects. The collection is prefaced with a biographical notice believed to have been written by the architect John Adey Repton (1775–1860), who collaborated with his father on many schemes.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108066174
    • length: 660 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 37 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 254 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical notice of the late Humphry Repton, Esq.
    Part I. Sketches and Hints of Landscape Gardening: Advertisement
    Catalogue of Red Books
    1. The characters and situations of several different places
    2. Concerning buildings
    3. Concerning the situation for a house
    4. Concerning water
    5. Concerning park scenery
    6. Comparison of modern, or landscape gardening, and the ancient or geometric style
    7. Concerning approaches
    Part II. Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening: Advertisement
    List of places
    1. Introduction
    2. Optics, or vision
    3. Water
    4. Of planting for immediate and future effect
    5. Woods
    6. Of fences
    7. Ferme ornée
    8. Of pleasure-grounds
    9. Defence of the art
    10. Of ancient and modern gardening
    11. Miscellaneous
    12. Architecture and gardening inseparable
    13. Ancient mansions
    14. Application of gardening and architecture united
    15. Conclusion
    Part III. An Inquiry into the Changes of Taste in Landscape Gardening:
    1. Historical notices
    2. Scientific discussions
    3. Literary and miscellaneous remarks
    Part IV. Designs for the Pavilion at Brighton
    Part V: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening:
    1. Rural architecture
    2. Symmetry
    3. Fences near the house
    4. Cobham Hall
    5. Dates of buildings
    6. Castles
    7. Unity of character
    8. Blenden Hall
    9. Windows
    10. Gothic outline
    11. Beaudesert
    12. Of colours
    13. Of interiors
    14. Wingerworth
    15. Planting single trees
    16. Of villas
    17. Garden in Portugal
    18. Uppark
    19. Of combinations
    20. Contrasts
    21. Frome House
    22. Aspects and prospects
    23. Variety
    24. Longleate
    25. A plan explained
    26. A villa near the capital
    27. Gardens of Ashridge
    28. Woburn Abbey
    29. Luxuries of a garden
    30. Lodges and cottages
    31. Water fences
    32. Improvements
    33. Sherringham Bower
    34. Endsleigh
    35. House of industry
    36. Harestreet
    General index.

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