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
Nice personal narrative, very informative, like the way it is broken down into historical periods.Published 1 month ago by susan_grimshaw
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 2 months ago by Lili Goldberg
Pages we've cut out throughout the book. I'm not so happy about that.Published 9 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 16 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 23 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