The pleasure garden: An illustrated history of British gardening
ISBN 10: 0719534380 / 0-7195-3438-0
ISBN 13: 9780719534386
Publisher: J. Murray
Publication Date: 1977
About this title:
The illustrations by Osbert Lancaster in this book capture the essence of the gardening styles of 2000 years, from the Roman villa through the grand French 18th century style to the London patio. In the accompanying text Anne Scott-James writes about the manner and motives of the garden-makers.
About the Author:
Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-86) was the only cartoonist ever to be knighted. He produced several books on architecture, including Homes, Sweet Homes (1939), in which he coined the phrase 'stockbroker Tudor'. From 1939 onwards he produced cartoons for the Daily Express, using his character Maudie Littlehampton to satirize upper-class preoccupations. Anne Scott-James is the author of a string of successful books including the gardening classics Down to Earth, Sissinghurst and Gardening Letters to My Daughter.
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