Organized as an inventive abecedarium, On the Necessity of Gardening tells the story of the garden as a rich source of inspiration.
Through essays, illustrations and an extensive abecedarium, On the Necessity of Gardening reflects on the garden as an abiding metaphor for society and culture.
Entries include: Anthropocene, Arcadia, Bouquet, Roberto Burle Marx, Compost, Dumbarton Oaks, Edible Estates, Ermenonville, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, Derek Jarman, Kew Gardens, Lawn, Park, Quaker Garden, Queer Ecology, Roots, Vita Sackville-West, Versailles, Vibrant Matter and Zen Garden.
9.25 x 1 x 12.25 inches
Laurie Cluitmans (Editor), Marieke Barnas (Contributor), René de Kam (Contributor), Patricia de Vries (Contributor), Liesbeth Helmus (Contributor), Erik de Jong (Contributor), Alhena Katsof (Contributor), Jamaica Kincaid (Contributor), Catriona Sandilands (Contributor)