Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 / 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
Chapter I: Introduction--general principles--utility--scale--various examples of comparative proportion--use of perspective--example from The Fort--ground--several examples of removing earth--the great hill at Wentworth, pp. -8 ff.
CHAPTER I. Introduction-GeneralPrinc les- Utility-Scale- Various Exam- -ples of comparative Proportion-Use of Perspective-Example from THE FORT-Ground-Several Examples of removing.Earth -he great Hill at WENTWORTH. TH. Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening have sel- dom fallen under the consideration of the same author; be- cause those who have delivered their opinions in writing on this art have had little practical experience, and few of its profos- sors have been able to deduce their rules from theoretical prin- ciples. To such persons indeed had its practice been committed, that it required no common degree of fortitude and persever- ance to elevate the art of landscape gardening to its proper rank,
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