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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.

Vizcaya

Vizcaya

An American Villa and Its Makers

  • Author: Witold Rybczynski,Laurie Olin
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812239512
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 274
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The Miami estate of Vizcaya, like its palatial contemporaries Biltmore and San Simeon, represents an achievement of the Gilded Age, when country houses and their gardens were a conspicuous measure of personal wealth and power. In Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers, a celebrated architecture critic and writer and an award-winning landscape architect explore the little-known story of Vizcaya, an extraordinary national treasure. Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin use a rich collection of illustrations, historic photographs, and narrative to document the creation of this stunning house and landscape. Vizcaya was completed in 1916 as the winter retreat of Chicago industrialist James Deering. The cosmopolitan bachelor, who chose Miami for its warm climate, enlisted the guidance of artist Paul Chalfin, with whom he traveled throughout Italy to survey houses and gardens. With the assistance of architect F. Burrall Hoffman, Jr., and garden designer Diego Suarez, the 180-acre site on Biscayne Bay was transformed into a grand estate, complete with lagoons, canals, citrus groves, a farm village, a yacht harbor, and a 40-room Baroque mansion. The lure of this architectural and landscape masterpiece, named for a Spanish Basque province, is undeniable. John Singer Sargent planned a short visit in 1917 but stayed for several months, producing an inspired series of watercolors, many of which are reproduced here for the first time. The book is further enriched by archival material and by the color images of noted photographer Steven Brooke, paying homage to Vizcaya as a lens through which readers learn about architecture, landscape and garden design, interior decoration, and art.

The classic Italian garden

The classic Italian garden

  • Author: Judith Chatfield
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 192
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The Garden Book of Europe

The Garden Book of Europe

  • Author: D. G. Hessayon,Joan Parker Hessayon
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Floriculture
  • Page: 160
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Charles Latham's Gardens of Italy

Charles Latham's Gardens of Italy

From the Archives of Country Life

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Aurum Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Historic gardens
  • Page: 191
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In the spring of 1903, Country Life’s first staff photographer, Charles Latham, set off from London’s Victoria station with his large-format camera and several boxes of fragile glass negatives bound for Rome. He spent the months that followed photographing some of Italy's finest historic gardens. In all, Latham photographed thirty-seven gardens, and his powerfully evocative pictures were published by Country Life in 1905 in two volumes under the title of The Gardens of Italy, with a text by the well known contemporary garden writer, Evelyn March Phillipps.Latham’s photographs were immediately acclaimed and the images are characteristic of his work in their exceptional clarity. As a result of the political turmoil that overtook Italy in the nineteenth century, many of the gardens had already fallen into a state of picturesque decrepitude; others, around Florence, had been taken over by English and American expatriates and were in the process of restoration. But even though some of the aristocratic owners and their gardeners might have gone, the elaborate architecture, statuary and ingenious waterworks which Renaissance designers so admired remained largely intact and were brilliantly captured in all their faded magnificence by Latham’s camera. Today, many of these gardens have vanished, destroyed by social upheaval and war, though a few were painstakingly restored in the post-war years. Charles Latham's outstanding compositions bear testament to the rich heritage of some of Italy's great gardens in the golden age just before the First World War. The 200 superbly reproduced photographs are accompanied by Helena Attlee's incisive commentary on twenty-one of these magnificent Renaissance and Baroque gardens. Helena Attlee has made Italy and its gardens her special subject for over twenty years. A leading authority on garden history, she writes for a range of journals and magazines, lectures widely, and leads specialist tours to Italy, France and Portugal. She is the author of several books, including Italian Gardens, A Cultural History (2006).

The art of gardening through the ages

The art of gardening through the ages

  • Author: Tassilo Wengel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardens
  • Page: 272
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Heritage Gardens

Heritage Gardens

Care, Conservation, Management

  • Author: Sheena MacKellar Goulty
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134904789
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 196
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Heritage gardens create huge management headaches. How does one preserve a garden designed for the enjoyment of the few when the advent of the many grinds it away to nothing? The answer, as presented in Heritage Gardens is a subterfuge: preserve the illusion of the created environment as originally conceived, but adjust it using more durable materials: plants and designs which require less cultivation. Of all the problems facing the heritage industry today, the managment of gardens and landscape environment create some of the greatest difficulties. This book seeks to provide some of the answers.