Friday, 25 January 2008

Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens, People



A unique book, written by Valentine Lawford and photographed by his long-time friend Horst, with whom he lived on Long Island after leaving the diplomatic service in 1950. The book was published in 1968 and is long out of print. I had a copy from my parents which was unaccountably lost. This copy was obtained from a bookesller in New York, at considerable cost. Click on the heading for some illustrations from the book, with one page of Valentine's writing.

2 comments:

  1. I'm sure I remember this book, Herry! My mother had it - I recognized the distinctive cover right away.

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  2. Having read that Valentine Lawford was your uncle, Partikal thought this may be of interest you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEbGkPd1vQg

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