Shire Book: Humphry Repton
Humphry Repton (1752–1818) ambitiously styled himself Capability Brown's successor: the century's next great improver of landed property. He was a talented topographical sketcher with a unique ability to judge the shifting needs of his patrons and over thirty years he amassed an incredible four hundred commissions. His famous Red Books, illustrated to help clients visualise the potential of their properties, did much to encourage the appreciation of landscape aesthetics, especially among the rising middle classes.This book is both a perfect visitor's guide to the gardens and an introduction to the theory of Repton's work.
weight: 0.148 kg