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Gardenesque is a wonderful ramble through more than 200 years of Australian gardening and garden making. Richard Aitken takes the reader on a visual tour of stunning images from the State Library of Victoria's extensive collections and Anne Latreille, Paul Fox and Michael Leunig offer their personal perspectives of gardening. The diversity of Australia's gardening heritage is revealed in selections from a wide range of books, pamphlets, plans, paintings and prints. Gardenesque showcases magnificent illustrations from nineteenth-century botanical books; uncovers the symbolism of Wattle Day; follows the Gardening Year with Mr Bear; introduces the Queen of the 1953 Ballarat Begonia Festival; displays Yates' seed books from various decades; explores counter-culture manifestos from the 1970s; and features Howard Arkley's suburban surrealism. Throughout, the chronological journey reflects changing fashions for plants and shifting environmental concerns.
|Publication date:||8th July 2020|
|Publisher:||The Miegunyah Press an imprint of Melbourne University Press|
Richard Aitken is the co-editor of the Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens. He is a renowned landscape architect who specialises in conservation plans for major gardens and garden design. Some of his projects include Government House in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne, Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and Melbourne and major private gardens including Rippon Lea, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens and Alton and Hascombe (Mount Macedon).More About Richard Aitken