Derek Jarman's Garden

Derek Jarman's Garden

  1. Derek Jarman
  2. with photographs by Howard Sooley
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  • ISBN 9780500016565
  • 23.00 x 16.40 cm
  • Hardback
  • 144pp
  • 90 Illustrations, 90 in colour
  • with over 150 illustrations, 90 in colour
  • First published 1995
‘Simply beautiful. Howard Sooley’s photographs of the garden are stunning and the book will immediately make you want to create a garden full of driftwood sculptures’ – Active Life
'… still the best thing on gardening ever published' – The Observer Magazine,
May 2004

Derek Jarman's Garden is the last book Jarman ever wrote. It is a fitting memorial to a brilliant and greatly loved artist and film maker who, against all odds, made a breathtakingly beautiful garden in the most inhospitable of places – the flat, bleak, often desolate expanse of shingle overlooked by the Dungeness nuclear power station.

Here is Jarman's own record of how the garden evolved, from its earliest beginnings in 1986 to the last year of his life. More than 150 photographs by his friend Howard Sooley capture the garden at all its different stages and at every season of the year, revealing the complex geometrical plan, magical stone circles and the beautiful and bizarre scupltures. We also catch glimpses of Jarman at work on the garden.

This beautiful book will appeal to all those who love gardens and gardening, as well as the legions of admirers of this extraordinary man.

Also of interest
Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks
Derek Jarman Super 8
Gay Life Stories – paperback edition
Gay Life and Culture: A World History
Avant Gardeners: 50 Visionaries of the Contemporary Landscape