red books

Art & Botany: Landscape Designer Humphrey Repton's Red Books

September 13, 2012
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British author and landscape designer Sir Humphry Repton (1752-1818) was also an illustrator who mastered the art of the sell. When designing a garden, Repton would produce a Red Book for the client. So-called for their signature Moroccan leather binding, the slim volumes documented his plans for the landscape, primarily conveyed through detailed before and after sketches.