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Modern nature : the journals of Derek Jarman, 1989-1990

Author: Derek Jarman; Olivia Laing
Publisher: London : Vintage Classics, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Derek Jarman's garden at Dungeness draws thousands of visitors every year. It is a weird and windswept place, a small garden beside a humble cottage. But between the pebbles of the beach Jarman grew all manner of plants - some were burnt by wind and sea-spray, whilst others flourished creating a brilliant, unexpected beauty in the wilderness. A filmmaker, writer and icon of his day, Jarman explores through this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Derek Jarman; Derek Jarman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Jarman; Olivia Laing
ISBN: 9781784873875 178487387X
OCLC Number: 1108243615
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Century in 1991.
Description: 314 pages : illustrations [16] pages of plates ; 20 cm
Responsibility: with an introduction by Olivia Laing.

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"Derek Jarman's garden at Dungeness draws thousands of visitors every year. It is a weird and windswept place, a small garden beside a humble cottage. But between the pebbles of the beach Jarman grew all manner of plants - some were burnt by wind and sea-spray, whilst others flourished creating a brilliant, unexpected beauty in the wilderness. A filmmaker, writer and icon of his day, Jarman explores through this exquisite diary of his garden the nature of art, politics, life and death."--Publisher.

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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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