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Civilising Grass : the art of the lawn on the South African Highveld

Author: Jonathan Cane, (Art historian)
Publisher: Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What does the lawn want? To be watered, fertilised, mowed, admired, fretted over, ignored? This unusual question serves as a starting point for Civilising Grass: The Art of the Lawn on the South  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Cane, (Art historian)
ISBN: 9781776143108 1776143108
OCLC Number: 1107637942
Description: xvii, 233 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: List of PlatesAcknowledgementsAuthor's NoteIntroduction: The Lawn is SingingChapter 1 The Lawn DiscourseChapter 2 Keeping the LawnChapter 3 Planning the Modern LawnChapter 4 No Fucking up/on the LawnConclusion: Saddening the GreenNotesReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Jonathan Cane.

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