Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 / Sketches and hints on landscape gardening : collected from designs and observations now in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally made : the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the art of laying out ground
Contents, pp. [vii] ff.
CONTENTS. PAGE ADVERTISEMENT, explaining the Nature of this Work. - ix Catalogue of Red Books mentioned in this Volume. - xi INTRODUCTION. Some General Remarks on Landscape Gardening-the Requisites necessary to the Art-Remarks on the Ge- nius of the late Mr. Brown. CHAP. I. The Characters and Situations of several different Places described-their Influence on Improvement-how they may sometimes be totally changed. CHAP. II. Concerning Buildings-some Observations on Gothic and Grecian Architecture. xliii 1 13 CHAP. I1I. Concerning the Situation for an House-Various Consi- derations to influence its Choice-Prospect of little Con- sequence, when Avenues prevailed-Digression con- cerning Avenues-Situation with respect to the Shape of the Ground on which an House may be built. CHAP. IV. Concerning Water-some different Places referred to- general Theory of Perspective; explains the facility of disguising different Levels-Deceptions justified. - CHAP. V. Concerning Park Scenery-how it differs firom Forest Scenery-the use of Cattle as a Scale-How to vary the sameness of Green in natural Landscape. CHAP. VI. Comparison of modern, or Landscape Gardening, and the ancient or geometric Style-some Remarks on Symme- try-Regularity-Uniformity-Correspondence-and Unity. - - - - CHAP. VII. Concerning Approaches-Answer to Mr. Knight's Mis- quotation of Tatton MS.-The Affinity betwixt Paint- ing and Gardening examined-Congruity recommended as the true Foundation of good Taste. APPENDIX. Answer to Mr. Price's Book-Correspondence on the Sub- ject of the new Theory of Picture Gardening. PAGE 29 36 42 4 8 67
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