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Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany

Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany

  • Author: Cecilia Hewlett Cecilia Hewlett with Paul
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500501016
  • Category: Architecture, Renaissance
  • Page: 175
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The remarkable story of the project undertaken by Paul Bangay and Monash University to transform a neglected car park at the university's Prato campus in Tuscany into a traditional Renassance walled garden, befitting its location. The Italian Garden is part restoration story, part vicarious travel tale and a completely facinating story of how the discovery fifty years ago of a series of neglected and hidden fifteenth century frescos led to the creation of the stunning Palazzo Vaj garden, inspired by the water features, grottos and planting symmetry of classic Italian Renaissance gardens.

Donatello Among the Blackshirts

Donatello Among the Blackshirts

History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy

  • Author: Claudia Lazzaro,Roger J. Crum
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801489211
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 293
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Focuses on the appropriation of visual elements of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance past in Mussolini's Italy.

Hidden Histories

Hidden Histories

The Alternative Guide to Florence + Tuscany

  • Author: D. Medina Lasansky
  • Publisher: didapress
  • ISBN: 8833380114
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 360
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Tuscany is a landscape whose cultural construction is complicated and multi-layered. It is this very complexity that this book seeks to untangle. By revealing hidden histories, we learn how food, landscape and architecture are intertwined, as well as the extent to which Italian design and contemporary consumption patterns form a legacy that draws upon the Romantic longings of a century before. In the process, this book reveals the extent to which Tuscany has been constructed by Anglos — and what has been distorted, idealized and even overlooked in the process.

Garden and Grove

Garden and Grove

The Italian Renaissance Garden in the English Imagination, 1600-1750

  • Author: John Dixon Hunt
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812292782
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 288
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Garden and Grove is a pioneering study of the English fascination with Italian Renaissance gardens. John Dixon Hunt studies reactions of English visitors in their journals and travel books to the exciting world of Italian gardens: its links with classical villas, with Virgil and farming, with Ovid and metamorphosis, its association with theater, its variety, its staged debates between art and nature. Then he looks at what English visitors made of these Italian garden experiences upon their return home and at how they created Italianate gardens on their estates, on their stages, and in their poems. With a wealth of literary and visual materials previously untapped, Hunt provides a new history of an intriguing and vital phase of English garden history. Not only does he suggest the centrality of the garden as a focus for many social, aesthetic, political, and philosophical ideas but he argues that the so-called English landscape garden before "Capability" Brown, in the late eighteenth century, owed much to a long and continuing emulation of Italian Renaissance models.

Hidden Lives / Secret Gardens

Hidden Lives / Secret Gardens

The Florentine Villas Gamberaia, La Pietra and I Tatti

  • Author: R. Terry Schnadelbach
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1440131155
  • Category: History
  • Page: 348
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hidden lives / secret gardens is a synthetic history about gardens and human sexuality. Written in an accessible style for the garden enthusiast, the serious landscape designer, and those interested in the lives of international celebrities, the book explores the very roots of Modernism as begun in Florence, Italy in the very first year of the twentieth century. For the past twenty-years, R. Terry Schnadelbach, FAAR, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida, has researched the Modernist era in landscape architecture. He authored a book, Ferruccio Vitale, Landscape Architect of the Country Place Era, on the Florentine landscape architect, who brought to America both the formal garden as well as its first Modernist landscapes. In hidden lives / secret gardens, Schnadelbach exposes the engaging and intertwined lives of a group of expatriates, their secluded hillside villas and secret new gardens that ushered a new direction in garden design. Three successive new gardens at Villas Gamberaia, La Pietra and I Tatti were among the earliest Modernist landscapes and were an inspiration many landscape professionals in Britain and America. While hidden lives / secret gardens manuscript focuses on the revival of the Renaissance aesthetic in Florence and paints a picture of each garden's history, it explores the new and emerging field of sexual psychology through the hidden lives of the Villa's owners and designers, revealing their artistic life styles, their commercial and sexual mores.

The Renaissance Perfected

The Renaissance Perfected

Architecture, Spectacle, and Tourism in Fascist Italy

  • Author: D. Medina Lasansky
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271023663
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 380
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Mussolini&’s bold claims upon the monuments and rhetoric of ancient Rome have been the subject of a number of recent books. D. Medina Lasansky shows us a much less familiar side of the cultural politics of Italian Fascism, tracing its wide-ranging efforts to adapt the nation&’s medieval and Renaissance heritage to satisfy the regime&’s programs of national regeneration. Anyone acquainted with the beauties of Tuscany will be surprised to learn that architects, planners, and administrators working within Fascist programs fabricated much of what today&’s tourists admire as authentic. Public squares, town halls, palaces, gardens, and civic rituals (including the famed Palio of Siena) were all &“restored&” to suit a vision of the past shaped by Fascist notions of virile power, social order, and national achievement in the arts. Ultimately, Lasansky forces readers to question long-standing assumptions about the Renaissance even as she expands the parameters of what constitutes Fascist culture. The arguments in The Renaissance Perfected are based in fresh archival evidence and a rich collection of illustrations, many reproduced for the first time, ranging from photographs and architectural drawings to tourist posters and film stills. Lasansky&’s groundbreaking book will be essential reading for students of medieval, Renaissance, and twentieth-century Italy as well as all those concerned with visual culture, architectural preservation, heritage studies, and tourism studies.

The classic Italian garden

The classic Italian garden

  • Author: Judith Chatfield
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 192
  • View: 2024
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Italian Gardens

Italian Gardens

  • Author: Georgina Masson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardens
  • Page: 288
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The Gardens of Tuscany

The Gardens of Tuscany

  • Author: Ethne Clarke
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 160
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Italian Villas and Their Gardens

Italian Villas and Their Gardens

The Original 1904 Edition

  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 270
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A seminal work on garden and villa design provides comprehensive coverage of the history and character of Italian garden architecture and ornamentation as reflected by more than seventy-five villas, in a facsimile edition that features original plates and design elements. 10,000 first printing.