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The Garden of Ideas: 250 Years of Australian Garden Style

By: Richard Aitken

256 pages, Col photos

Melbourne University Press

Hardback | Sep 2010 | #188388 | ISBN-13: 9780522857504
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NHBS Price: £57.50 $73/€68 approx

About this book

The Garden of Ideas tells an inspiring and engaging story of Australian garden design. From the imaginings of emigrant garden-makers of the late-eighteenth century to the concerns of twenty-first-century gardeners, this book charts its way across four centuries through a handsome and satisfying fusion of images and text. The Garden of Ideas is embellished with an unparalleled array of images, paintings, drawings, prints, plans, and photographs - each richly evocative of their time and most never previously published. Unearthed from around Australia and overseas, these images carry the story of Australian garden style down the years, in the process criss-crossing social and cultural history across the wide extremes of our continent.


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Biography

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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