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Gnomes are the mascots of the English garden. Loved and loathed in equal measure, they nonetheless hold a unique and essential place in the country's garden heritage. Award-winning photographer and author Vivian Russell presents an intimate portrait of these often shy garden dwellers, photographing and writing about ten gardens in which they are to be found. This book celebrates the various ways people have used them in their gardens, creating Lilliputian worlds of great charm and originality.

Review:

"'A sense of the ridiculous ... is one of life's best levellers,' writes writer and photographer Russell (Monet's Garden, etc.), and there are few things more ridiculous and strangely entertaining than garden gnomes. Russell combines an eye for the absurd with a genuine appreciation for these jovial figurines, photographing them in a wide variety of positions and outrageous situations. There is an all-gnome chess set, a gnome fishing on the side of the road and even a gnome with a laptop and a cell phone. The diversity of painted facial expressions is remarkable. Each statuette possesses a unique personality, though all exude a level of joy. As Russell writes, 'gnomes are optimists, they breathe contentment,' and it is impossible to look at these photographs without smiling. In her travels, Russell has met some extreme gnome fans, such as an elderly man who dresses like a gnome twice a week. Although readers will probably not reach the same level of obsession, they will undoubtedly enjoy flipping through these delightful, vibrant photos and reading Russell's fond musings on these adorable garden accessories." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Gnomes are the mascots of the English garden. Loved and loathed in equal measure, they nonetheless hold a unique and essential place in the country's garden heritage. Award-winning photographer and author Vivian Russell presents an intimate portrait of these often shy garden dwellers, photographing and writing about ten gardens in which they are to be found. This book celebrates the various ways people have used them in their gardens, creating Lilliputian worlds of great charm and originality.

Synopsis:

Gnomes are the mascots of the garden. Loved and loathed in equal measure, they nonetheless hold a unique and essential place in the country's garden heritage. Vivian Russell presents an intimate portrait of these often shy garden dwellers, photographing and writing about ten gardens in which they are to be found.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780711223257
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Photographer:
Russell, Vivian
Author:
Russell, Vivian
Subject:
Garden Furnishings
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photographs
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9.33 x 6.2 in 17.5 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Excess Culture » Objects
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Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design

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Product details 136 pages Frances Lincoln - English 9780711223257 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'A sense of the ridiculous ... is one of life's best levellers,' writes writer and photographer Russell (Monet's Garden, etc.), and there are few things more ridiculous and strangely entertaining than garden gnomes. Russell combines an eye for the absurd with a genuine appreciation for these jovial figurines, photographing them in a wide variety of positions and outrageous situations. There is an all-gnome chess set, a gnome fishing on the side of the road and even a gnome with a laptop and a cell phone. The diversity of painted facial expressions is remarkable. Each statuette possesses a unique personality, though all exude a level of joy. As Russell writes, 'gnomes are optimists, they breathe contentment,' and it is impossible to look at these photographs without smiling. In her travels, Russell has met some extreme gnome fans, such as an elderly man who dresses like a gnome twice a week. Although readers will probably not reach the same level of obsession, they will undoubtedly enjoy flipping through these delightful, vibrant photos and reading Russell's fond musings on these adorable garden accessories." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Gnomes are the mascots of the English garden. Loved and loathed in equal measure, they nonetheless hold a unique and essential place in the country's garden heritage. Award-winning photographer and author Vivian Russell presents an intimate portrait of these often shy garden dwellers, photographing and writing about ten gardens in which they are to be found. This book celebrates the various ways people have used them in their gardens, creating Lilliputian worlds of great charm and originality.
"Synopsis" by , Gnomes are the mascots of the garden. Loved and loathed in equal measure, they nonetheless hold a unique and essential place in the country's garden heritage. Vivian Russell presents an intimate portrait of these often shy garden dwellers, photographing and writing about ten gardens in which they are to be found.
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