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from designs and observations now in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally made : the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the art of laying out ground
[Landscape gardening. Concerning different characters and situations. cont.], pp. 11-12
12 I and that the parapets, also, at the ends of the building, should be raised to unite with the chimnies ' in the gabels. This will serve not only to hide more of the roof, but will give that importance I to the whole fabrick which, in a large mass of Gothic building, is always increased by the irregu- Ilarity of its outline. ' The following drawing, plate IV. may serve to shew this effect. I have also changed the colour 4 of the roof and chimnies: for though such minutiae are apt to pass unnoticed in the great outline of I improvement, I consider the mention of them as a duty of my profession; as the motley appear- ' ance of red brick with white stone, by breaking the unity of effect, will often destroy the magnifi- ' cence of the most splendid composition.'
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