Annie Schlecter is a native New Yorker who has been working as a photographer since 1998. Her clients include New York Magazine, T-Magazine, House Beautiful, Travel + Leisure, The World of Interiors, Neue Galerie, Marianna Kennedy and Joe Serrins Studio among others. She has worked on numerous book projects with clients such as Jonathan Adler, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple and The Little Bookroom, for whom she has photographed and designed a series of Italian cookbooks. She enjoys eating, travel and polka dots.
Denise Scott Brown (1931-) is an American architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. Scott Brown and her husband and late partner, Robert Venturi, are regarded as among the most influential architects of the twentieth century, both through their architecture and planning, and theoretical writing and teaching. Denise Scott Brown was awarded the second Soane Medal in 2018. The Medal was established in 2017 to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to architectural culture and discourse, building on the legacy of Sir John Soane.
Barbara Segall grows fruit, vegetables and herbs, as well as ornamental garden plants, in her town garden in the countryside. Her daily walks are the starting point for her hedgerow foraging for elder, nettles, sloes and bullaces, which she turns into kitchen produce. She also forages much from her own garden. She writes articles, books (most recent is Secret Gardens of East Anglia, Frances Lincoln, 2017) and blogs about gardens, grow your own and herbs (www.thegardenpost.com). She edits The Horticulturist and is a member of the Garden Media Guild and the Guild of Food Writers.
Philippa Stockley is an award-winning journalist renowned for her writing on London architecture and interiors, and a critically acclaimed novelist whose latest novel, Black Lily (Pimpernel, 2018), is set in seventeenth-century London. Stockley holds MAs in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and in English from Oxford University.
Judith B. Tankard is an architectural and garden historian. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than 20 years until her retirement in 2008. She is the author of many books on landscape history including Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House (Rizzoli, 2011).
Imogen Taylor was born in 1926. In 1949 she joined Colefax & Fowler, where she was for many years John Fowler’s trusted assistant. She went on to become one of the most prominent interior decorators of the latter part of the twentieth century, working in Britain and the Middle East and extensively in the United States. She retired in 1999, after fifty years at Colefax & Fowler, and now divides her time between her homes in Kent and in Burgundy.
John H Taylor is an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum. His expertise focuses on funerary objects of the pharaonic period (particularly coffins), mummies and mummification. He has curated a number of exhibitions at the British Museum, including ‘Journey through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead’ and ‘Ancient Lives, New Discoveries.’