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Why is it that in the midst of a war, one can still find gardens? In the most brutal environments, both stateside and on the battlefield, they continue to flourish. Wartime gardens are dramatic examples of what Kenneth I. Helphand calls “defiant gardens” — gardens created in extreme social, political, economic, or cultural conditions. Illustrated with archival photos, this remarkable book examines gardens of war in the 20th century, including gardens built behind the trenches in World War I, in the Warsaw and other ghettos during World War II, and in Japanese-American internment camps, as well as gardens created by soldiers at their bases and encampments during wars in the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, and Korea. Proving that gardens are far more than peaceful respites from the outside world, Defiant Gardens is a thought-provoking analysis of why people create natural spaces.

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ISBN:
9781595340214
Author:
Helphand, Kenneth I
Publisher:
Trinity University Press
Author:
Helphand, Kenneth
Author:
Helphand, Kenneth I.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
HISTORY / Military / Other
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Gardening-History and Theory
Subject:
Gardening : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 34 oz

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Why is it that in the midst of a war, one can still find gardens? In the most brutal environments, both stateside and on the battlefield, they continue to flourish. Wartime gardens are dramatic examples of what Kenneth I. Helphand calls “defiant gardens” — gardens created in extreme social, political, economic, or cultural conditions. Illustrated with archival photos, this remarkable book examines gardens of war in the 20th century, including gardens built behind the trenches in World War I, in the Warsaw and other ghettos during World War II, and in Japanese-American internment camps, as well as gardens created by soldiers at their bases and encampments during wars in the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, and Korea. Proving that gardens are far more than peaceful respites from the outside world, Defiant Gardens is a thought-provoking analysis of why people create natural spaces.
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