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Defiant Gardens Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth I. Helphand

Defiant Gardens Making Gardens in Wartime


Defiant Gardens Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth I. Helphand

Defiant Gardens examines gardens of war in the twentieth century, including gardens built behind the trenches in World War I, in the ghettos during World War II, and in Japanese-American internment camps in the US, as well as gardens created by soldiers at their bases and encampments during the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea and the Second World Wars.


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


Kenneth I. Helphand

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Trinity University Press,U.S.


320 pages


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