OverviewA stunning illustrated collection from the priceless archive of gardening writing in Country Life magazine Gertrude Jekyll, the doyenne of gardening art, was a driving force at the birth of Country Life magazine in 1897, and set the standard for some of the best English gardening writing. The influence of this writing on 20th-century English garden design is hard to overestimate, and here all is presented in accessible articles and choice photos. Within these pages one can trace the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Edwardian revolution in garden design, the Italianate obsessions, and the eccentric longing for an Olde English style. Every article resonates with period charm, historical detail, and still-relevant instruction.
Author BiographyCountry Life magazine has set the standard for the illustrated periodical since its birth in 1897. World-renowned for the quality of its writing and the comprehensiveness of its archive, it has charted, with charm and humor, all aspects of rural life in Britain. For the first time, its entire archive has been made available, and the selections in this series provide an enticing snapshot of the riches within.