English Scottish and Welsh landscape 1700-c. 1860
chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor
with original lithographs by John Piper
The lithograph by John Piper on this cover presents a traditional English landscape in a new style. The folly, the ruin on the hill and the church tower are all treated in an expressive, textured way. The black and yellow colour scheme is also an unusual, modern choice that helps portray old motifs in new ways.