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Defiant gardens : making gardens in wartime

Author: Kenneth I Helphand
Publisher: San Antonio, Tex. : Trinity University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Proving that gardens are far more than peaceful respites from the outside world, Defiant Gardens is a thought-provoking analysis of why people build and work in gardens. Helphand portrays the dramatic range of circumstances in which people have created gardens - as a means of nourishment, as a pursuit of beauty, and as an expression of hope. Informative and inspirational, this history of gardens during wartime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth I Helphand
ISBN: 9781595340214 1595340211 9781595340450 1595340459
OCLC Number: 62804667
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: War and gardens --
Trench gardens : the Western Front in World War I --
Ghetto gardens : Nazi Europe, 1939-44 --
Barbed-wire gardens : Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees in Europe and Asia in the world wars --
Stone gardens : Japanese American internment camps, 1942-45 --
Postwar : gardens after the war --
Digging deeper : the spriit of defiant gardens.
Responsibility: Kenneth I. Helphand.
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"Proving that gardens are far more than peaceful respites from the outside world, Defiant Gardens is a thought-provoking analysis of why people build and work in gardens. Helphand portrays the dramatic range of circumstances in which people have created gardens - as a means of nourishment, as a pursuit of beauty, and as an expression of hope. Informative and inspirational, this history of gardens during wartime documents how gardens have humanized landscapes and experience, even under the most dire conditions."--Jacket.

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