The true story of the invention of Britain's greatest - and most underappreciated - art form
Tim Richardson has been writing about the English landscape garden for over 14 years. he was gardens editor of Country Life from 1995-99 and is the author/editor of The Garden Book (Phaidon), as well as author of English Gardens in the Twentieth Century (Aurum) and The Vanguard Landcapes and Gardens of Martha Schwartz (Thames and Hudson). He is also the world's foremost confectionery historian and author of Sweets- A History of Temptation. He lives in north London.
Wonderfully rich and packed with vivid details...The Arcadian
Friends deserves to become a classic
The Arcadian Friends offers an invigorating new approach to familiar garden history territory. In the company of his large cast, Richardson guides us deftly through varied landscapes full of surprises.
Replete with first-rate scholarship... there are many delights here
Richardson explains this with verve and enthusiasm, and a measure of his success is that he makes the reader want to visit, or revisit, the gardens he describes
Wonderfully engaging... This book gives us a way to read the landscape and see again what the original owners intended.