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    DescriptionIn this book, author Jake Hobson outlines an approach that is more creative than traditional topiary and positively encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Instead of peacocks and rabbits you will see boxwood shaped to reveal a row of Russian dolls and hedges carved with graffiti. Innovatively photographed works in formal gardens around the world are presented here alongside well illustrated step-by-step projects, encouraging you immediately to pick up some pruners and begin to experiment with this creative, therapeutic form of garden art.


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    Title
    The Art of Creative Pruning
    Subtitle
    Inventive Ideas for Training and Shaping Trees and Shrubs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jake Hobson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604691146
    ISBN 10: 160469114X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WMPS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 635.977
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR022000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A62501500, A71700000
    BISAC V2.8: GAR021000, GAR024000, GAR023000
    DC22: 715.1
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A62502000
    DC22: 715/.1
    LC classification: SB463 .H63 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WMP
    Illustrations note
    195 colour photographs, 21 line drawings
    Publisher
    Timber Press
    Imprint name
    Timber Press
    Publication date
    25 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Portland, OR
    Author Information
    Jake Hobson worked in a traditional Japanese nursery in the outskirts of Osaka, Japan, after completing a degree in Sculpture at London's Slade School of Fine Arts. A keen observer of the artistry of gardens, Jake now runs his own pruning equipment and consultancy business, and experiments with mixing pruning styles from the East and the West. A love of sculpture and nature makes him particularly interested in how we relate to certain landscapes and elements of nature, and how the combination of horticulture, sculpture and nature can be expressed in gardens.
    Review quote
    "For fabulous ideas and late-winter inspiration, especially as we venture into our gardens wielding shears and pole pruners, Hobson's book is just the ticket."