The garden of ideas: four centuries of Australian style.
Carlton South: Melbourne University Press, 2010.
Quarto, dustwrapper, 244 pp. black and white illustrations, colour photographs.
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. This book 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. Also available in paperback [stock id 33649].