Vu Gäert a Bicher

Exhibition opening
Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg - 37D Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg
On 08.07.2023 at 11:00
Sam Tanson, Claude D. Conter
French, German

Gardens are places of relaxation and work, of design and discipline, of knowledge and imagination; they provide pleasure and enjoyment, shelter and utility in equal measure. Gardens are bounded spaces of flourishing and decay, as diverse in their forms and determinations as the communities of their users.

The ambiguity of the title Vu Gäert a BicherOf Gardens and Books or Of Gardens in Books, hints at the thematic scope of this exhibition: Selected documents, from books and journals to prints, plans and postcards, and even songs, illustrate a variety of historical and fictional gardens; they take us on a journey into stories about garden art, from parks to school gardens, from monastery gardens to kitchen gardens. From the advertisement to the precious botanical illustration, the garden is to be experienced anew. Previously unseen or rarely shown documents provide new insights into nature and the ideas we associate with gardens; they invite us on a tour through the social, scientific and cultural history of Luxembourg.

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