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

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Aurum, 2007 - Gardening - 191 pages
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The gardens of the great Edwardian landscape designer, captured in all their glory in 200 color and duotone images from the archives of Country Life. Harold Peto (1854–1933) was one of the most celebrated landscape designers of the Edwardian era. A leading exponent of the ultra-romantic Italianate style so fashionable in the first two decades of the 20th century, he was also influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Much admired by the likes of Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens, he was recognized as one of the most successful garden designers of his generation and enjoyed a formidable reputation both in England and the South of France. Here, garden historian Robin Whalley's illuminating commentary is brought to life by 200 ravishing photos depicting many of Peto's gardens in their heyday. A splendid volume for garden lovers, designers, and historians.

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There are some great moments in the book for those who are interested in gardens and architecture.The Edwardian era still had an economy of scale that allowed landscaping to take on momentousfeatures without bowdlerizations and mass market style short cuts. Read full review


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