The author explores the influences that shaped Fowler's life and career. Readers will find in-depth details on each of the individual projects. The profiled projects serve to document the evolution of his signature style over his lifetime. Following his retirement from the firm, he focused primarily on his work for the National Trust. He created designs that provided a feeling of comfort of security that have stood the test of time. The appendix has a list of his published projects.
Fresh flowers and floral designs of all sorts, including topiaries, were one of the features that were used throughout Fowler's designs. One look at the cover of this book shows that to be the case. Flowers are a signature feature of the English country style. These are used in every type of room from club rooms to libraries and entertainment areas. --Bellaonline.com
I was dissapointed with the lack of quality "full page color photos" inside this book.
John Fowler has always been someone whose work I admire, and this book does an excellent job of charting his background and development as a designer.
She was to teach Fowler much about comfort and scale, "how large houses could be used and enjoyed in the modern world."
Love this book and bought this copy as a gift - of course, JF being a trend-maker and one of the most innovative and talented designers.Published 4 days ago by Lili Goldberg
Pages we've cut out throughout the book. I'm not so happy about that.Published 7 months ago by Gail Lumpkin
I ordered this book from the UK and it arrived in pristine condition. I got a real bargain.
I ordered this book on John Fowler along with another book by Martin Wood on... Read more
John Fowler helped to spawn the English Country style that we know and love today. This insightful and candid biography by Martin Wood contains all the tidbits about Fowler that... Read morePublished 14 months ago by L. M. Keefer
I just bought this book after having taken a copy out from the public library last night. Fowler's illustrated early works may not be all that compelling, and, true, some of the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by E. A. Schimmelpfennig
Surely the most comprehensive book I've read on the late John Fowler, truly a world class talent. Excellent photographs and wonderful writing. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Michele G. Sdougas
This book is informative, but many pictures are in black and white and fail to show detail. Fowler's forte was decorating on the cheap; a disciple of reclaim, repurpose, reuse. Read morePublished on July 21, 2009 by Anonymous
I found this book to be interesting from a historical point of view, more than as an "interior design" book.Published on January 14, 2009 by Carlos Raffo
I bought this book as a companion to the one I have on Colefax and Fowler. Have always admired the work of the firm. Read morePublished on July 24, 2008 by Robert H. Burrell