Penguin Random House, Inc.
This is the first book in more than two decades devoted to the most important garden designer of the 20th century. Gertrude Jekyll laid the basis for modern garden design and is credited with popularizing an informal, naturalistic look in counterpoint to the rigid, formal landscapes of the Victorian era. Her collaboration with Edwin Lutyens produced seminal garden masterpieces of the Arts and Crafts movement, including Hestercombe and Folly Farm. This book includes both archival black-and-white and contemporary color photographs highlighting a selection of the more than 350 gardens Jekyll created.