My Kind of Garden

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The late David Hicks is one of the great designers of the twentieth century. He is primarily known for his interior design, but he was also involved with carpets, jewellery, fabrics, furniture, wall paper, sheets and, last but not least, gardens. His approach was dictatorial and uncompromising and he did not mince his words. What he seeks to impart in this book is 'style' and it is very much a style of his own. His clear-cut attitudes are revealed in these writings on garden design and on the gardens and styles which he admires. 'What I have sought to achieve, all through my working life, ' he writes 'is a liaison between the past and the present day whilst maintaining a practical but somewhat experimental attitude to outdated tradition. I have attempted to introduce a lot of today and some of tomorrow whilst always keeping appropriateness and the client's requirements foremost in my mind. This applies to my interior designing, product designing, writing, jewellery and garden designing. In every on

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Contents

A Gardening Childhood
11
Becoming a Gardener
72
Admire
98
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Hicks is regarded as having been one of the great designers of the 20th Century. For several decades, he influenced world design and decoration, particularly in the UK, USA, Japan and France. Having himself created one of the great contemporary gardens, he spent his last years specializing in garden design, as well as jewellery and interior design.

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