Derek Jarman’s Garden
'Paradise haunts gardens', writes Derek Jarman, 'and it haunts mine.' Jarman's public image is that of a film-maker 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 Dungeness nuclear power station (not far from Marsha By The Sea's HQ in Rye). 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.
A wonderful treat for culture lovers, shoreliners and gardeners alike.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 17.7 x 1.9 x 23.9 cm