Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England

New Haven and London: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art / Yale University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Light sage cloth, color pictorial dust jacket, 317 pp., color & BW illus. VG (binding's spine heel has changed color and dj spine has faded slightly; interior is clean and bright.). Item #150922
ISBN: 0300079648

"The leading landscape gardener of later Georgian England, Humphry Repton (1752-1818) was innovative and prolific, undertaking more than four hundred commissions during his thirty-year career. Repton worked for a wide variety of clients, notably the dukes of Portland and Bedford, and on many kinds of sites throughout England. He also promoted his profession in extensive writings about the theory and practice of landscape gardening. This book examines Repton's career and work in the context of the changing human geography of his time. Fully illustrated with many previously unpublished pictures, the book charts Repton's vision of England, how his style changed and persisted over time and from place to place, how he influenced his profession, and how he fashioned a social identity for himself." (dj).

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