Derek Jarman: Moderne natuur, aantekeningen uit een tuin aan de rand van het bestaan

Derek Jarman

DASMAG, 2024


After being diagnosed with HIV in 1986, British filmmaker and writer Derek Jarman (1942-1994) bought a piece of land with a wooden house on the Kent coast. He paints the wooden walls pitch black, leaves the bright yellow window frames intact, and starts his dream garden in the pebbles around the house under the smoke of the Dungeness nuclear power plant.
Not everything Jarman plants survives the fierce wind and splashing seawater, but enough still flourishes, creating a garden of impressive beauty in the wasteland. As his health continues to deteriorate, Jarman continues to chronicle his days in Dungeness against the odds. In his diaries he describes how he created the garden he had longed for all his life, and he looks back on his life: his childhood in a conservative family, his time as a young gay man in London in the 1960s, and his unruly artist career.
Today, Jarman’s garden is a place of pilgrimage for garden and art lovers from all over the world – and Modern Nature is a classic that has been offering readers comfort and hope for decades. Now for the first time there is a Dutch translation: this beautiful, lively diary about a garden on the edge of existence. IN DUTCH!

ISBN: 9789493168787

400 pages, no illustrations in the book, 21 x 14 cm, paperback,Dutch