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From the imaginings of emigrant garden-makers of the late 18th century to the concerns of 21st-century gardeners, this chronicle charts Australian garden design over four centuries. A handsome fusion of evocative images and rich text unearths the Australian aesthetic, weaving together social and cultural history across the wide extremes of the continent. With fresh insights and palpable passion, this book is a valuable source for both the sophisticated gardener and the garden admirer.
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Richard Aitken is a Melbourne-based architect, historian, curator and poeticist. His books include The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, Gardenesque, Botanical Riches, and Seeds of Change.Review:
"Aitken has analysed worldwide garden trends over the centuries and traced Australian garden design, from the aspirations of the emigrant garden-makers to the climate change and sustainability concerns of 21st century gardeners." —Age
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Book Description The Miegunyah Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0522857787
Book Description The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2011. Soft Cover with French Flaps. Condition: Very Good. First Paper Edition. Light general wear to covers. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 243pp Size: 240mm x 320mm. Seller Inventory # 019100
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Book Description Miegunyah Press & State Library of Victoria, Melbourne 2011, 2011. 32.0 x 24.0cms, 248pp, colour illusts, fine paperback with French flaps The chapters are: imagining the Australian garden 1600-1800; emparking the Australian bush 1780-180s; colonial modernism 1820s-40s; botanical & horticultural virtuosity 1830s-50s; planting for scenic effect 1860s-1880s; cities, gardens & beauty 1880s-1920s; modernism, functionalism & naturalism 1920s-1960s; Australian plant gardens 1920s-70s; so many gardens, so littel time 190s-2010s. Seller Inventory # 128671