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Richard JenkynsBeautifully written and illustrated with intelligent charm, Across the Open Field may well turn out to be a quiet classic, in the company of The Pattern of English Building, by Alec Clifton-Taylor, and The Making of the English Landscape, by W. G. Hoskins. But it will be a pity if it gets tucked away on the shelf labeled Anglophilia. Its studies of the particular have a universal significance: this is a book about man as an animal -- a part of the ecology -- and about man as an artist, a being with a compelling need to create beauty and order if he is to be happy.
—The New York Times Book Review