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The Italian Renaissance Garden. From the Conventions of Planting, Design, and Ornament to the Grand Gardens of Sixteenth-Century Central Italy.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. . New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1990. 25.5 cm x 29 cm. IX, 342 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar and original slipcase. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Includes the following essays: Nature and Culture in the Garden / The Planting Reconstructed / Ornaments of Nature / Nature Ordered: the Design of Renaissance Gardens / Nature Without Geometry: Vineyards, Parks, and Woods / Ornaments of Art, Mostly about Nature / Cosimo de' Medici's Little Tuscany at Catello / The Source for Florence's Water in the Boboli Garden / Tivoli's Ancient Waters Revived / The Flower of Them All: The Villa Lante at Bagnaia / Epilogue: The Garden in Time / Appendix I: Common Trees and Plants in Italian Renaissance Gardens: Appendix IIA: Chronology of the Garden at Castello in the Sixteenth Century / Appendix IIB: Chronology of the Boboli Garden in the Sixteenth Century / Appendix III: Inventory of hte Villa Lante at Bagnaia. "In this delightful book, Lazzaro presents a solid discussion of gardens that have been cultivated for over 500 years. In the first six chapters she covers the idea of the garden and its physical and philosophical representation, including reconstruction based on renderings, ornamentation such as stone sculpture, structured designs, natural design, and the synthesis between art and nature. The final four chapters are devoted to individual gardens and cover the Castello, the Boboli, the Villa D'Este, and the Lante Bagnaia. Those who have traveled to Italy will appreciate most the photographs by Lieberman, which reveal the geometry of the plantings and the symmetry of their arrangement in 190 black-and-white illustrations and 80 color plates. This well-planned book will serve the scholar of Renaissance culture as well as the home gardener looking for ideas. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
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