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The good gardener? : nature, humanity and the garden

Author: Annette Giesecke; Naomi Jacobs
Publisher: London : Artifice Books on Architecture, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Good Gardener? Nature, Humanity, and the Garden illuminates humanity's deep-rooted impulse to manipulate the natural environment and create garden spaces ranging from subsistence plots to sites of philosophical speculation, refuge, and healing. This volume was designed as a companion volume to Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Giesecke; Naomi Jacobs
ISBN: 9781908967459 1908967455
OCLC Number: 868639618
Description: 305 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Gardening with nature --
Hidden gardens : Australian Aboriginal people and country --
Gardeners of the cosmos : The way of the garden in east Asian tradition --
Echoes of history from Putaringamotu, a New Zealand swamp forest --
John Muir's sojourn in Bonaventure Cemetery --
2. Politics of plants --
The good gardener and ideal gardens of state --
Cultivating edenic harmony : The early modern British kitchen garden 1600-1830 --
The industrial gardener : World War II victory gardeners and the factory paradigm --
"Nature-altering tools" : Margaret Atwood and the politics of dirt --
3. The art of gardening --
The sorceress' garden : Circe and Mount Stewart, northern Ireland --
Marlene Creates' boreal poetry garden --
Gardening as subversive art --
4. Dwelling in the garden --
Gardens and the working body in the British Utopian project --
Ian Mcharg : Landscape, nature, progress, myth --
From the landscape of war to the open order of the Kaufmann House : Richer Neutra and the experience of the great war --
The good architect? --
5. Cultivating hope --
Gardening the earth with joy --
The accidental landscape --
Agrivated assault : From guerrilla gardening to the age of ecology --
The gardens of those called "homeless" --
List of contributors.
Responsibility: [editors] Annette Giesecke, Naomi Jacobs.

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The Good Gardener? Nature, Humanity, and the Garden illuminates humanity's deep-rooted impulse to manipulate the natural environment and create garden spaces ranging from subsistence plots to sites of philosophical speculation, refuge, and healing. This volume was designed as a companion volume to Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden.

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