Influential Australian Garden People: Their Stories 2016

Influential Australian Garden People: Their Stories 2016

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Beautifully illustrated, fully indexed and referenced, Influential Australia Garden People: their stories follows the influences of our current generation of garden writers, media personalities and garden designers. Journey with them as they relate their own experience within the context of increased urbanization, shifts in lifestyle choices and concern for environmental sustainability.Immerse yourself in the lives of Australia's Influential Garden Shapers and Creators including Paul Bangay, Myles Baldwin, Jim Fogarty, Andrew Laidlaw and Arno King. These contemporary garden creators may all design totally different style gardens but they share many similar experiences. Influential Australian Garden People is a book full of personal stories gleaned and gathered by listening to some of Australia's most influential garden people. This generation represents a fundamental shift in the values and beliefs attached by our society to nature, landscape and cultivated spaces.
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 280 x 280 x 17mm | 1,500g
  • Australia
  • full colour
  • 0646958364
  • 9780646958361

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Historian, lecturer and author Dr Anne Vale is an author, photographer, speaker, horticulturist, historian and teacher. Anne has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens such as, Dalvui, Wombat Park, Durrol, Warroona Nursery and Kyneton Botanic Garden. She is the author or award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (2013), a contributing author to Heritage Garden Review (UK), to the online directory on Australian Women Leaders, a writer for Garden Drum blog and a public speaker at conferences, Horticultural Societies, Historical Societies, Libraries etc
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Catherine Stewart, editor of Garden Drum. AGHS Journal: vol 28 no 2, October 2016, p 30. Anne Vale 2016 Influential Australian garden people: their stories. Anne Vale's Influential garden people, a companion volume to the pre1980s focus of her first book Exceptional Australian garden makers, examines where garden making is today, revealed through in-depth interviews with some of Australia's most influential garden communicators and garden designers. A few are the 'usual suspects' but, refreshingly, many are quiet influencers, less well known outside their own climate zone or city (which shows how parochial we are) but whose ideas and creative reach are already inspiring current and future gardeners. However it is Vale's chapter on 'Unpacking the Themes' that is the real gem, for what is commentary without useful analysis? We learn what kind of family influence makes a new gardener, of the learning style that should be most valued by our current educators, and the reasons why horticulture lags behind other professions in status and remuneration. And there's the wonderful exploding of that silly idea of trying to create or even describe that slippery eel of a uniquely Australian garden
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Table of contents

ABOUT ANNE VALE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSPOEMINTRODUCTIONCHAPTER 1 MIND SHAPERSJane EdmansonPaul PlantJosh ByrneJohn RaynerTim EntwisleAnnette McFarlaneMerilyn KuchelStephen Ryan.CHAPTER 2 GARDEN CREATORSArno KingFiona BrockhoffGrady BrandPaul BangayMyles BaldwinJanine MendelAndrew LaidlawPhilip JohnsonKate CullityJim FogartyMichael BlighCHAPTER 3 UNPACKING THE THEMESCONCLUSIONENDNOTESINDEXPHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS
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