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[Gardens; Italian Gardens; Parrish, Maxfield]; Wharton Edith
ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS
New York: The Century Co, 1920. A reissue of the first edition, identical in format and appearance. Profusely illustrated with 52 illustrations, 27 of which are either colourplates or half-tones by Maxfield Parrish, the rest being photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser and C. A. Vanderhof. Tall 8vo, publisher's original dark forest green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine, cover design by Decorative Designers with elaborate pictorial decorations after Maxfield Parrish in an all over design, upper cover stamped in gilt and blocked in light green, blue, purple, gilt and rust, showing a villa garden. 270 pp. A very handsome copy, with some mellowing to the decoration and lettering on the spine panel. Otherwise a very clean and bright copy, the upper cover decoration being very well preserved, the interior is very fresh and essentially flawless. A VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THIS HIGHLY REGARDED AND SOUGHT AFTER WORK. One of the most well-written books on Italian garden design. The combination of Wharton's liquid descriptions and Parrish's romantic paintings, makes for an extremely delightful book. Special attention is given to the gardens found at Florentine, Sienese and Roman villas. The relationship of the buildings to the natural surroundings is explored in detail. "The Italian garden does not exist for its flowers; its flowers exist for it: they are a late and infrequent adjunct to its beauties, a parenthetical grace counting only as one more touch in the general effect of enchantment. This is no doubt partly explained by the d … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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