By: Carol Ballenger(Author)
144 pages, colour photos
The photographs in this book are the result of many years exploring this inspiring landscape and reflect the ethos of the place as embraced by the Elmhirsts, the founders of the modern Dartington.
“Carol Ballenger’s enchanting photographs are evocative, contemplative and sensuous. She has been able to portray the different moods and seasons of Dartington Hall Gardens in a way that fields, forests and flowers come to life”.
- Satish Kumar
"Carol Ballenger has a remarkable eye for what conveys the essence of place".
- Graham Hardman, Japanese Garden Society, UK
"... a true artist with an enviable talent for capturing those special transient moments within her photography: a leafy pattern on wet stone; a knotty root breaking the moss; or moody views floating above and beyond arable fields – all these capture the moment and hint at so much more".
- Graham A. Gammin, Dartington Grounds & Gardens
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Carol Ballenger is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and a founder member of Arts Live who promote exhibitions, performances and workshops, often combining photography, music and poetry. She enjoys walking in and photographing the landscape, both rural and urban, and sees her work as meditations on the environment. Carol's photographs are in collections in this country and abroad and have been exhibited widely, including for the National Trust, The Dartmoor National Park Authority, The Royal Photographic Society and the Edinburgh Festival. London exhibitions include St. Martin- In-The-Fields and The Barbican Galleries and the Embassy of Japan. She has recently exhibited at The New York Hall of Science.
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