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Capability Brown and Humphry Repton

By Edward Hyams

1971

J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd : London

10" by 6.5"

vii, 248pp

 

 

 

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A lovely first edition copy of this fascinating study of the renowned English landscape designers of the eighteenth century, Capability Brown and Humphry Repton, by Edward Hyams.

Lancelot Brown, or 'Capability' Brown, as he was more widely known, was an English landscape architect who designed over one hundred and seventy parks surrounding the finest country houses and estates in Britain, many of which still endure to this day. Humphry Repton was also a renowned landscape architect, often regarded as the successor to Brown. Indeed, like Brown he inspired the more intricate and eclectic styles of the nineteenth century, and exerted a lasting influence on other landscape designers, including those in Europe and America. This work pays particular attention to the 'picturesque garden', an aesthetic ideal and style of design inspired by French and Italian landscape painting. Complete with original dustwrapper. Copiously illustrated throughout with forty black and white photographs.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding with original dust wrapper. Externally, lovely with just minor shelf wear to head and tail of spine. Dust wrapper, excellent with minor shelf wear to extremities. Very slight creasing to upper extremity of wrap. Lower fore edge of front flyleaf of wrap clipped, but with price still visible. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout.

Overall Condition: Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper

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