Why Gardens Matter

Why Gardens Matter

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In this new book, Johanna Geyer-Kordesch brings together a lifetime of study and personal experience to show the many ways in which gardens matter to our modern society. Reaching back through the centuries, she explores how richly layered our contemporary response to both making and enjoying gardens has become. With an extract from renowned author Donald Smith, Why Gardens Matter provides a unique insight into how the outdoors can help us to find some calm in this increasingly busy world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 138 x 200 x 20mm | 500g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912147947
  • 9781912147946
  • 1,985,985

About Joanna Geyer-Kordesch

Johanna Geyer-Kordesch has a distinguished academic career bridging the disciplines of history of medicine and cultural history as embodied in our landscapes. After Directing The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Glasgow University from 1990 to 2001, she became Professor of European Natural History and Medicine at that University where, after retiring in 2006, she remains a Chair Emerita.
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