Pharmacopoeia: Derek Jarman

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‘I planted a dog rose. Then I found a curious piece of driftwood and used this, and one of the necklaces of holey stones on the wall, to stake the rose. The garden had begun. I saw it as a therapy and a pharmacopoeia.’ In 1986 artist and filmmaker, Derek Jarman, bought Prospect Cottage, a Victorian fisherman’s hut on the desert sands of Dungeness. It was to be a home and refuge for Jarman throughout his HIV diagnosis, and it would provide the stage for one of his most enduring, if transitory projects – his garden. Conceived of as a ‘pharmacopoeia’ – an ever-evolving circle of stones, plants and flotsam sculptures all built and grown in spite of the bracing winds and arid shingle – it remains today a site of fascination and wonder. ‘Pharmacopoeia’ brings together the best of Derek Jarman’s writing on nature, gardening and Prospect Cottage.

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Author Derek Jarman Published by Vintage Classics ISBN 9781784877330 EAN 9781784877330 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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