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Writing on 'Character and Situation', Repton's Red Book for Sunderidge, Bromley

Humphry Repton1793

Garden Museum

Garden Museum
London, United Kingdom

Humphry Repton (1752-1818) set out to be the leading landscape gardener of his time and famously created Red Books for his clients. Repton’s Red Books were a unique marketing tool. Compiled after he had visited a client, walking their grounds and discussing the landscape’s potential, the books are filled with watercolours showing ‘before’ and ‘after’ scenes. Lifting a paper flap, or reveal, shows a view transformed. Repton described his Red Books as a ‘means of making my ideas equally visible, or intelligible to others’. This text is on the 'Character and Situation' from the Red Book he created for 'Sunderidge' [Sundridge Park] in Bromley, South East London.

Details

  • Title: Writing on 'Character and Situation', Repton's Red Book for Sunderidge, Bromley
  • Creator: Humphry Repton
  • Date Created: 1793
  • Location: Sundridge Park, Bromley, London, England
  • Location Created: Sundridge Park, Bromley, London, England

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