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The Making of Place: Modern and Contemporary Gardens
by John Dixon Hunt
Reaktion Books, 2015
Cloth: 978-1-78023-520-2 | eISBN: 978-1-78023-566-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Gardening is rich in tradition, and many gardens are explicitly designed to refer to or honor the past. But garden design is also rich in innovation, and in The Making of Place John Dixon Hunt explores the wide varieties of approaches, aesthetics, and achievements in garden design throughout the world today.
           
The gardens Hunt explores offer surprising new ideas about how we can carve out a space for  respite in nature. Taking readers to gardens public and private, busy and hidden away, to botanical gardens, small parks, university campuses, and vernacular gardens, Hunt showcases the differences between cultures and countries around the globe, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Australia. Richly illustrated, The Making of Place is sure to enchant and inspire even the most modest of home gardeners.

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