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Since the 18th century, when Pope and Addison meditated deeply on gardens, there has been very little critical discussion of gardens and gardening. This stimulating, entertaining and original collection of essays aims to redress that balance, renewing the connection between gardening and the wider intellectual and cultural world. Essays include : "The Garden And The Division Of Labour" by Martin Hoyles "Horticultural Intervention Art" by Tony Heywood "Digging For Anarchy" by Tom Hodgkinson "The Spirit Of The Geometrician" by Fernando Caruncho "As The Garden, So The Earth - The Politics Of The Natural Garden" by Noel Kingsbury "Landscape Design And Life: Conflict Or Complicity?" by Gilles Clement "The Explosion Of Garden Visiting In France" by Louisa Jones "Garden, Nature, Art" by David Cooper "Nyc Wtc 9:11: The Healing Gardens Of Paradise Lost" by Lorna Mcneur "The Power Is In Harmony" by Nori And Sandra Pope "Unnatural History: Women, Gardening And Femininity" by Rozsika Parker "Zen And The Art Of Tea Gardening" by Charles Chesshire "Where Have All The Critics Gone?" by Anne Wareham "The Garden As Art" by George Carter "Gardens Of Ethnicity" by Clare Rishbeth "Psychotopia" by Tim Richardson.
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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 135 x 201 x 22.86mm | 460g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0711225753
  • 9780711225756
  • 935,508

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... my favourite garden book of the year is all words and (gasp!) no photos ... a collection of essays that manages to be both thoughtful and entertaining Independent on Sunday ... a stimulating collection of essays by the great and the good of the horticultural world looking at all aspects of gardens and gardening from a scholarly, yet accessible, perspective Sunday Times ... a series of diverting essays, which, for a delightful change, address aspects of gardens that rise about dirt and decking. You will love it or hate it and that's its purpose. Times
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About Noel Kingsbury

Noel Kingsbury is a leading exponent of contemporary naturalistic planting design. He contributes regularly to The Garden, Homes and Gardens, Hortus and the English Garden and writes occasional pieces for many other magazines and newspapers including the Financial Times and Country Life. To find out more about Noel Kingsbury click here Tim Richardson is a writer who specializes in garden and landscape design and history. He has been gardens editor at Country Life, and landscape editor at Wallpaper* magazine, and was founding editor of both the award-winning gardens magazine New Eden and Country Life Gardens. He now contributes mostly to the Daily Telegraph, House and Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Country Life. He is the author of Phaidon's The Garden Book, Vanguard Landscapes Gardens of Martha Schwartz, English Gardens of the 20th Century and Arcadian Friends: the Makers of the English Landscape Garden. He is also editor of Vista: the Culture and Politics of Gardens (Frances Lincoln).
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