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Repton Revived: The Landscape Gardener’s Legacy and Influence

An international conference collaborative organised by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Garden Museum.

He was the toast of his day, but how has Humphry Repton’s legacy lasted over the past two centuries?

The current Garden Museum exhibition Repton Revealed: The Art of Landscape Gardening commemorates the bicentenary of Repton’s death, with a focus on his Red Books of designs.

This symposium in partnership with the Paul Mellon Centre takes a longer and wider view, to explore how Repton and his work have been variously recalled, restored and refashioned in the two centuries from the nineteenth century to the present.  Contributors will reflect on the legacy of Repton’s landscape gardening within and beyond Britain, on the page and on the ground, in changing methods and media of design and historical interpretation.

Speakers include: Dan Marriott (Department of Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University), Kristof G Fatsar (Course Leader in Landscape Architecture, Kingston School of Art), Jonathan Hill (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), Jane Bradney (independent garden historian).

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Image: Humphry Repton Armley House Red Book © Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Upperville, Virginia