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Defiant Gardens Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth I. Helphand
  

Defiant Gardens Making Gardens in Wartime

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Synopsis

Defiant Gardens Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth I. Helphand

How is it that during a war, one can still find gardens? In the most brutal environments, on both the home front and the battlefield, they continue to flourish. Wartime gardens are dramatic examples of what Kenneth I. Helphand calls ? defiant gardens ? gardens created in extreme social, political, economic, or cultural conditions. Illustrated with archival photos, this remarkable book examines gardens of war in the 20th century, including extraordinary examples built behind the trenches in World War I, in the Warsaw and other ghettos during World War II, and in Japanese-American internment camps, as well as gardens created by soldiers at their bases and encampments during wars in the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, and Korea. Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association award and other honors, Defiant Gardens proves that these man-made constructs are far more than decorative diversions or simple sanctuaries from the stresses of daily life.

Reviews

An incredible and deply moving history of the ways in which soldiers and civilians, often in the most grievous and immiserated circumstances, have created little pockets of horticultural hope throughout the twentieth century... The photographs alone are extraordinary, but the chronicles of imaginative resistance are almost beyond belief. (New Statesman)


About the Author

Kenneth I Helphand is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Oregon. He is the author of several previous books, and the former editor of Landscape Journal. A fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, he is also an honorary member of the Israel Association of Landscape Architects.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2008

Author

Kenneth I. Helphand

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Publisher

Trinity University Press,U.S.

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Gardens (descriptions, history etc)

ISBN

9781595340450

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