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Capability Brown and Humphry Repton, by Edward Hyams.

New York, Scribner [1971] .
ISBN 0684102730, 9780684102733

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Subjects Architectes paysagistes -- Angleterre -- Biographies.
Architecture du paysage -- Angleterre -- Histoire.
Brown, Lancelot, 1716-1783.
Landscape architects -- England -- Biography.
Landscape architects.
Landscape architecture -- England -- History.
Landscape architecture.
Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818.
Description vii, 248 pages illustrations, facsimiles, portrait 26 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239).
Summary Inspired by French and Italian landscape painting, a number of eighteenth-century artist-gardeners led by William Kent created an art-form unique in the West, althought favoured from times of antiquity in China and Japan: the picturesque garden - virtually a landscape picture made not of paint on canvas but of real country and buildings. Towering above the rest of the professional practitioners of this art, in terms both of genius and industry, were two remarkable men, Capability Brown and his successor Humphry Repton. Both transformed many thousands of acres of England and Wales from 'natural' into 'picturesque' landscape; both , in the course of their work, met many of the leading men of their day, and George III made a friend of Brown; both, in their different ways, exerted a lasting influence on other landscape designers, including those of America and Europe. -- Book jacket.
Contents Capability Brown. The picturesque landscape -- Apprentice at Stowe -- The seventeen-fifties -- Blenheim to Fenstanton -- Fame and fortune -- Chambers's dissertation -- The Cambridge backs -- Brown and the Chathams -- An agreeable companion -- Humphrey Repton. Jack of all trades -- Master of one -- Red books in practice -- Fame and fortune -- The picturesque controversy -- The Nash partnership -- Repton and sons -- Repton as author -- The Brighton pavilion -- From a wheel chair -- Note on Repton's sons -- Appendix 1. Surviving works of Capability Brown -- Appendix 2. Surviving works of Humphrey Repton.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)149673
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hyams, Edward, 1910-1975.
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