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Gardenesque By Aitken Richard

Gardenesque by Aitken Richard

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Summary

Dealing with Australian gardening and garden making, this title contains images from the State Library of Victoria's collections. It reveals the diversity of Australia's gardening heritage in selections from a range of books, pamphlets, plans, paintings and prints. It uncovers the symbolism of Wattle Day; and displays Yates' seed books.

Gardenesque Summary

Gardenesque by Aitken Richard

Gardenesque is a wonderful ramble through more than 200 years of Australian gardening and garden making. Richard Aitken takes the reader on a visual tour of stunning images from the State Library of Victoria's extensive collections and Anne Latreille, Paul Fox and Michael Leunig offer their personal perspectives of gardening. The diversity of Australia's gardening heritage is revealed in selections from a wide range of books, pamphlets, plans, paintings and prints. Gardenesque showcases magnificent illustrations from nineteenth-century botanical books; uncovers the symbolism of Wattle Day; follows the Gardening Year with Mr Bear; introduces the Queen of the 1953 Ballarat Begonia Festival; displays Yates' seed books from various decades; explores counter-culture manifestos from the 1970s; and features Howard Arkley's suburban surrealism. Throughout, the chronological journey reflects changing fashions for plants and shifting environmental concerns.

About Aitken Richard

Richard Aitken is the co-editor of the Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens. He is a renowned landscape architect who specialises in conservation plans for major gardens and garden design. Some of his projects include Government House in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne, Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and Melbourne and major private gardens including Rippon Lea, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens and Alton and Hascombe (Mount Macedon).

Additional information

GOR011458327
9780522851274
0522851274
Gardenesque by Aitken Richard
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Melbourne University Press
20041007
256
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