PLANTHUNTER: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants


PLANTHUNTER: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants

GEORGINA REID    Book Number: 91612    Product format: Hardback

A spectacular Thames & Hudson heavyweight publication with bright yellow cloth spine binding, the author began an online publication of the same name where questions about the relationship between nature and culture could be asked, composted and chewed over. It is her passionate way of expressing her love for the earth and her hope for the future is to garden and be nurtured when connected with the earth beneath your feet. 'Gardening is simply the act of conversing with the natural world through plants.' 'Gardens, books and art are the three fixed points with which I move in the world' says Bill Henson in his post-industrial walled garden embracing his photography studio with a lush and layered wilderness. Here are healing gardens of generosity, curiosity and spirit, a small rear courtyard garden now a lush and leafy jungle, a grand garden legacy created by Beverley McConnell in New Zealand at Ayrlies with Japanese style ponds and foliage, even a forest and pagodas. We meet Cevan Forristt in Silicon Valley, a brilliantly mad landscape designer, artist and magician with an incredibly creative garden with architectural salvage items, columns, Buddhas, cacti, bonsai and bamboo, portraits and cushions in a decadent chaos. We go into a tiny city apartment packed with plants and vintage paraphernalia, see landscape architecture in tens of thousands of acres of degraded agricultural land turned into rich ecological communities pulsing with life. For each example we meet the owners and creators of these fantastic gardens, and their stories of chaos and care, relationship with nature and attention to detail. These are the confessions of plant junkies, and intrepid hunters. Georgina Reid uncovers the exceptional stories, plants and ideas and together with photographer Daniel Shipp they have crafted an emotional narrative about worlds within this world where beauty is everywhere and everything is connected. Inroductory pages show slogans like "We are nature. Everything dies. Play, experiment, observe and learn where there are no rules and listen to the trees." 24 people living and working with plants in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. A beautiful big book, 256pp, 21 x 28cm.
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £8.00


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ISBN 9781760760236
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