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Planting Dreams
Author: Richard Aitken

ISBN: 9781742234649
Format: Hardback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 September 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 22.0 x 2.3
Description:
Waratah or wattle? Chrysanthemum or rose? Planting Dreams celebrates the artistry and imagination that have shaped Australian gardens. Respected garden historian Richard Aitken explores the environmental and social influences that have helped produce our unique gardening culture - from Indigenous land management and the earliest European garden at Farm Cove, to the potted plants and besser block screens of mid-twentieth century modernist design and beyond.

Drawing on the unparalleled collections of the State Library of New South Wales, Planting Dreams showcases Australian garden making in all its richness and diversity through a stunning and intriguing mix of paintings, sketches, photographs, and prints, from popular culture to high art.

About the Author

Richard Aitken's books include The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, Gardenesque, Botanical Riches, and Seeds of Change. He has also contributed chapters to The Art of the Collection and Reframing Darwin.

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