Modern nature : the journals of Derek Jarman, 1989-1990 (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Modern nature : the journals of Derek Jarman, 1989-1990

Author: Derek Jarman; Olivia Laing
Publisher: London : Vintage Classics, 2018. ©2018
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barren coast of Dungeness. Facing an uncertain future, he nevertheless found solace in nature, growing all manner of plants. While some perished beneath wind and sea-spray others flourished, creating brilliant, unexpected beauty in the wilderness. Modern Nature is both a diary of the garden and a meditation by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Diary
Biography
diaries
Diaries
Autobiographies
Biographies
Journaux intimes
Named Person: Derek Jarman; Derek Jarman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Jarman; Olivia Laing
ISBN: 178487387X 9781784873875
OCLC Number: 1000286556
Notes: Originally published in 1991.
Description: 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Responsibility: Derek Jarman ; with an introduction by Olivia Laing.

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In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barren coast of Dungeness. Facing an uncertain future, he nevertheless found solace in nature, growing all manner of plants. While some perished beneath wind and sea-spray others flourished, creating brilliant, unexpected beauty in the wilderness. Modern Nature is both a diary of the garden and a meditation by Jarman on his own life: his childhood, his time as a young gay man in the 1960s, his renowned career as an artist, writer and film-maker. It is at once a lament for a lost generation, an unabashed celebration of gay sexuality, and a devotion to all that is living.

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The most beautiful & furious book of all time -- Olivia Laing An essential - urgent - book for the 21st Century -- Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Gallery A marvellous, moving Read more...

 
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