Derek Jarman's garden

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Overlook Press,
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1st American ed.
"Paradise haunts gardens", writes Derek Jarman, "and it haunts mine". Jarman's public image is that of a filmmaker of genius, whose work, dwelling on themes of sexuality and violence, became a byword for controversy. But the private man was the creator of his own garden-paradise in an environment that many might think was more of a hell than a heaven - in the flat, bleak, often desolate expanse of shingle that faces the nuclear power station in Dungeness, Kent. Jarman, a passionate gardener from childhood, combined his painter's eye, his horticultural expertise and his ecological convictions to produce a landscape which combined the flints, shells and driftwood of Dungeness; sculptures made from stones, old tools and found objects; the area's indigenous plants; and shrubs and flowers introduced by Jarman himself. This book is Derek Jarman's own record of how this garden evolved, from its earliest beginnings in 1986 to the last year of his life. More than 150 photographs taken since 1991 by his friend and photographer Howard Sooley capture the garden at all its different stages and at every season of the year. Photographs from all angles reveal the garden's complex geometric plan, its magical stone circles, and its beautiful and bizarre sculptures. We also catch glimpses of Jarman's life in Dungeness: walking, weeding, watering, or just enjoying life. Derek Jarman's Garden is the last book Jarman wrote. Like the garden itself, it remains as a fitting memorial to a brilliant and greatly loved artist who, against all odds, made a breathtakingly beautiful garden in the most inhospitable of places. It will appeal to all those who are themselves practicing gardeners, as well as to the legionsof admirers of an extraordinary man.
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subject_facet Gardening -- England -- Dungeness, Gardening -- England -- Dungeness -- Pictorial works, Jarman, Derek, -- 1942-1994, Jarman, Derek, -- 1942-1994 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Dungeness, Jarman, Derek, -- 1942-1994 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Dungeness -- Pictorial works, Motion picture producers and directors -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Dungeness, Motion picture producers and directors -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Dungeness -- Pictorial works
title_display Derek Jarman's garden
title_full Derek Jarman's garden / with photographs by Howard Sooley
title_short Derek Jarman's garden
topic_facet Gardening, Homes and haunts, Jarman, Derek, Motion picture producers and directors