Gardens of a Golden Afternoon: The Story of a Partnership: Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll - Jane BrownLondon: Allen Lane, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Appendices (2); Plans; Photographic end papers & blanks;
From the cover: “A Lutyens house with a Jekyll garden was an Edwardian catch-phrase denoting the very best, something fabulous in both scale and detail. Sissinghurst, Hidcote, the best known of the gardens open to the public are equal to the gardens of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll in full flower. They created over 100 gardens together — all surveyed or recorded in this book. They were most successful in the heyday of the late Victorian and Edwardian country house, catering for a succession of moneyed bankers and manufacturers anxious to gain access to the stamp of artistic approval.
Using black and white and colour photographs, sketches, drawings and planting plans, Jane Brown has written a biography of the partnership. Combining a close scrutiny of the gardens themselves, the gardening principles, the architectural philosophy, the use of colour associations, the rigorous application of the details of design, whether to pergola, garden seat, gate or steps, she explores the background to the period and the aspirations of the clients which allowed such an enduringly influential partnership to flourish.”