Italian Gardens: Romantic Splendor in the Edwardian Age

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To many of us, the great gardens of Italy seem like paradise on earth. But how much do we know of their history, and the people who created them? In this ravishing book, illustrated with contemporary paintings, drawings and prints as well as photographs of the gardens today, Helena Attlee tells their story. She starts with Petrarch - still looking to medieval chronicles for advice on how and when to plant - and goes on to the Renaissance and those first gardens to emerge from architects' plans. Then she describes the great ...

Italian Gardens: Romantic Splendor in the Edwardian Age 2009, Monacelli Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781580932318

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