Australia's Quarter Acre: The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden (Second Numbered Series of the Mieunyah Volumes, No. 72)

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9780522851854: Australia's Quarter Acre: The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden (Second Numbered Series of the Mieunyah Volumes, No. 72)

A spirited defense of the home garden, this fascinating study explains how Australia became the world's first great suburban nation, why Aussies are so passionate about roses and gladioli, how social and economic developments have altered the layouts of front and back gardens, and reasons for the slow decline of the manicured lawn and the productive home vegetable-garden. The designs, plantings, and hidden meanings of the ordinary garden are thoroughly explored, and the book offers unique new perspectives on everything from fruit trees and woodsheds to rotary clotheslines and illuminated Santas at Christmas.

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Peter Timms is the author of Australian Studio Pottery, Making Nature: Six Walks in the Bush, The Nature of Gardens, and What's Wrong with Contemporary Art?

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Book Description The Miegunyah Press, Australia, 2006. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New Book. Dust Jacket Condition: New Book and Dust Jacket. First Edition. "Peter Timms traces the development of Australia's ordinary suburban block design, its plantings and its hidden meanings, explaining how we have used our gardens for pleasure, relaxation and growing our own food." Includes many colour and black/white plates. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006018

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