The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto: From the Archives of Country Life :: Robin Whalley

The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto: From the Archives of Country Life :: Robin Whalley soon to be presented for sale on the brilliant BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Aurum Press, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Photographic lining papers;

From the cover: Harold Peto (1854-1933) was one of the leading garden designers of the Edwardian era. A great admirer of the Italian Renaissance, he is most associated with the Classical revival so fashionable in the first two decades of the twentieth century. After a highly successful career is an architect, Peto became increasingly interested in garden design and was commissioned to build a number of gardens in England and the South of France. Much admired by his contemporaries and Gertrude Jekyll in particular, he was recognised as one of the most successful designers of his generation, and his gardens works of formidable ingenuity, colour and inspired architectural work are testament to his lasting influence.

For over a hundred years Country Life magazine has featured some of Englands most important gardens in its weekly articles, superbly illustrated with photographs that capture the gardens in the context of their time. The Edwardian era was particularly well served by the writers of Country Life and its record o…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12¼” x 10¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Gardening catalogue?


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