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Repton, Humphry 1752-1818

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Works: 284 works in 670 publications in 4 languages and 5,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Illustrated works  Portraits  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Other, Landscape architect, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: SB471, 712.092
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Publications about Humphry Repton
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The art of landscape gardening by Humphry Repton( Book )
16 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in English and French and held by 336 libraries worldwide
An enquiry into the changes of taste in landscape gardening, to which are added some observations on its theory and practice, including a defence of the art by Humphry Repton( Book )
23 editions published between 1806 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Variety: a collection of essays by Humphry Repton( file )
27 editions published between 1788 and 2016 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
"Variety" was a periodical paper intended to have been published weekly; a purpose abandoned by advice from the publisher, from the fashion of the times in periodicals being so much altered since "The World" and the "Connoisseur" made their appearance. "Variety" is largely literary in character
Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening by Humphry Repton( Book )
24 editions published between 1816 and 2016 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A letter to Uvedale Price, esq by Humphry Repton( file )
15 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
The landscape gardening and landscape architecture of the late Humphrey Repton, esq., being his entire works on these subjects by Humphry Repton( Book )
13 editions published between 1840 and 2011 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
The bee ; or, a companion to the Shakespeare Gallery by Humphry Repton( file )
14 editions published in 1789 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
H. Repton having for many years (merely as an amusement) studied the picturesque effect resulting from the art of laying out ground by Humphry Repton( file )
12 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening. Including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture, collected from various manuscripts, in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally written; the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the respective arts by Humphry Repton( Book )
17 editions published between 1803 and 1979 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
"Humphry Repton was arguably the main successor to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown as an improver of grounds for the English gentry in the late eighteenth century (he was satirised by Thomas Love Peacock as Marmaduke Milestone for his use of picturesque monogrammed milestones in some of his works). He was particularly noted for his method of making watercolour drawings of the grounds upon which he was asked to advise, with his proposed alterations displayed on an overlay. Repton's landscapes displayed his preference for a gradual transition between house and grounds by means of terraces, balustrades and steps. Textually this is Repton's most valuable work, for two main reasons: it contains long quotations from some very important Red Books which are now lost (those for Corsham, Bulstrode, Shardeloes, and West Wycombe), and it is Repton's major contribution to the evaluation of Lancelot Brown. Although critical of some minor details the general tone of these passages is full of praise for the memory of the great gardener, and an able defence against the criticisms voiced by the theoreticians, Payne Knight and Uvedale Price."--abebooks
Designs for the pavillon at Brighton by Humphry Repton( Book )
19 editions published between 1806 and 1993 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Odd whims; and miscellanies by Humphry Repton( Book )
12 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The landscape gardening and landscape architecture of the late Humphry Repton, esq. : being his entire works on these subjects by Humphry Repton( file )
9 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
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
Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening by Humphry Repton( Book )
8 editions published between 1803 and 1985 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire : documents and landscapes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Published to commemorate the bicentenary of Repton's death, this book provides a brief overview of Repton's work in Hertfordshire and is followed by transcriptions of the complete texts of all seven known Red Books that he prepared for places in Hertfordshire, together with reproductions of their illustrations. These are accompanied by brief discussions of the character of the places in question, the nature of Repton's proposals and the extent to which they were implemented; this section also presents a transcription of the correspondence and other documents relating to Repton's important work for the East India Company at Haileybury. The final part of the book briefly discusses those places for which no Red Book (or similar documentation) has survived, presents the key evidence for associating them with Repton and, again briefly discusses their history and the probable nature of Reptons' activites there. -- Preface
A letter to H. Repton, esq. on the application of the practice as well as the principles of landscape-painting to landscape-gardening: : intended as a supplement to the Essay on the picturesque. by Uvedale Price( Book )
2 editions published between 1795 and 1798 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
In 1794, Uvedale Price (1747{u2013}1829) published his seminal essay on the application of techniques found in landscape painting to the art of landscape gardening. Considered by many to be the successor to Capability Brown, whose approach to landscape design was rejected in no uncertain terms by Price and his followers, Humphry Repton (1752{u2013}1818) wrote a letter to Price, with whom he had previously enjoyed good relations, in which he contested certain points in the essay - in particular the necessity of adhering so closely to the principles of landscape painting in the creation of a garden. This reissue is of the 1798 second edition of Price's reply to Repton's criticisms, and forms a supplement to Price's essay of 1794 (also reissued in this series). Repton's original letter is included at the beginning of the text
Landscapes of taste : the art of Humphry Repton's Red books by André Rogger( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"Humphry Repton's Red Books have long been the subject of scholarly interest for their unique contribution to British landscape discourse around 1800. Illustrated with Repton's own watercolours, the notorious Red Book manuscripts were used to suggest improvements to family estates all over England, Scotland and Wales." "Through detailed analysis of Repton's working practices, Andre Rogger argues that the landscape gardener's main artistic achievement is in the text-and-image concept of his Red Books, rather than in his ground as finally executed. Instead of using individual volumes as a document for reconstructing a particular commission, as previous Repton studies have done, the author presents the Red Books as artefacts in their own right, examining their creative potential as an entirely new genre of landscape appraisal. Linking key issues from nearly all of the surviving volumes, Rogger demonstrates that the Red Books are indebted as much to eighteenth-century travel accounts and drawing instruction manuals as they are to the theory of gardening."--BOOK JACKET
Observations on the supposed effects of ivy upon trees by Humphry Repton( Book )
3 editions published between 1815 and 1977 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
A. Humphry Repton
Humphrey Repton
Humphry Repton
Humphry Repton British landscape designer
Humphry Repton Brits tuinder (1752-1818)
Humphry Repton britský zahradní architekt
Humphry Repton englischer Landschaftsarchitekt
Repton, H.
Repton, H. 1752-1818
Repton, H. (Humphry), 1752-1818.
Repton, Humphrey
Repton, Humphrey 1752-1818
Repton, Humphry 1752-1818
Гамфрі Рептон Англійський садівник, теоретик і практик ландшафтної архітектури
Рептон, Хамфри
Хамфры Рэптан
ハンフリー・レプトン
漢弗里·雷普頓
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English (324)
French (7)
German (5)
Swedish (1)
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