Humphry Repton

The Red Books for Brandsbury and Glemham Hall


Author: Humphry Repton

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022275

Category: Architecture

Page: 80

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This publication reproduces all the text pages and illustrations from the two Red Books in the collection of the Garden Library at Dumbarton Oaks; that for Brandsbury, produced in 1789 as the first Red Book, and the one for Glemham Hall, produced in 1791.

Humphry Repton's Memoirs


Author: Humphry Repton,Ann Gore,George Carter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Humphry Repton


Author: Laura Mayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747815283

Category: Architecture

Page: 64

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Humphry Repton (1752–1818) ambitiously styled himself Capability Brown's successor: the century's next great improver of landed property. With his rare combinations of skills – he was a talented topographical sketcher with an excellent knowledge of farming – over thirty years Repton amassed an incredible four hundred commissions, ingratiating himself with the aristocracy and raising the status of his adopted profession. His famous Red Books, illustrated to help clients visualize the potential of their estates, also did their part to encourage the appreciation of landscape aesthetics. With colourful illustrations and detailed site investigations, this book traces Repton's landscape designs from Picturesque wildernesses like Blaise Castle to the progressive Gardenesque style of Wanstead House in Greater London. It is both a perfect visitor's guide to the gardens and an introduction to the theory of Repton's work.