German Garden Book Award 2021 for Karin Seeber

"It closes a gap in garden literature" - With this justification, the jury of the German Garden Book Prize awarded first place in the garden history category to the book published in 2020 "Marie Luise Gothein's 'Geschichte der Gartenkunst'. The Image of the Garden as Text" by Karin Seeber.  

The German Garden Book Prize has been awarded by Schloss Dennenlohe since 2006. A jury of experts selects the best garden books, bloggers and podcasts in various categories that are groundbreaking in the German garden book landscape.

Karin Seeber's examination of the intellectual and aesthetic concepts of Marie Luise Gothein's 1914 "History of Garden Art" is freely available online as an Enhanced Book with numerous informative links.

Read more about the author and her dissertation published as an Enhanced Book here.

Further information on the competition and the award ceremony can be found on the competition homepage at

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