Cultivating Modernism

Cultivating Modernism

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Part history, part guide, part source book-Cultivating Modernism will be an inspiration to all with an interest in gardens, books, and the recent past. For the garden maker, innovative design ideas open a door on new and creative ways to landscape the modern home. For the bibliophile, Cultivating Modernism comes alive through a kaleidoscopic mix, marrying image and text from a dazzling array of long-forgotten books, magazines, and ephemera. For the general reader with an interest in the past, this will be a vital journey through a turbulent time. With 330 images in full colour, Cultivating Modernism is an armchair tour through our modern landscape-international in scope, Australian in focus.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 256 x 17mm | 620g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • Main
  • 0522861229
  • 9780522861228
  • 2,088,891

About Richard Aitken

Richard Aitken is a Melbourne-based architect, historian, and curator. He has been in private practice since 1978 and has prepared conservation plans for many of Australia's most historic gardens, including the botanic gardens of Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, and government houses in Melbourne, Hobart, and Sydney. In 2006 Richard was awarded honorary membership of the National Trust of Australia for his advocacy role in the identification and conservation of significant gardens and designed landscapes. Richard's books include The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens (2002), Gardenesque (2004), Botanical Riches (2006), Seeds of Change (2006), and The Garden of Ideas (2010). He has also contributed chapters to The Art of the Collection (2007), Reframing Darwin- Evolution and Art in Australia (2009), and Capturing Flora- 300 Years of Australian Botanical Art. He is currently co-editor of Australian Garden History, quarterly journal of the Australian Garden History Society.show more

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