This tour of fifty of Italy's historic gardens, most open to the public, shows the transformation of the classic Italian garden from its ancient Roman model through the nineteenth century passion for the English landscape style to present-day plans for restoration.
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This book is sure to tempt many from their armchairs and into the travel agent's. A well-bound, portable work, it updates Georgina Masson's classic Italian Gardens (1961). Chatfield traces the evolution of Italian gardens from antiquity through the 19th century, then provides maps, a glossary, and detailed information on gardens designed between the 16th and 18th centuriesmany currently open to the public. The text includes notes on plantings, fountains, and sculpture as well as intriguing facts about the gardens' aristocratic owners; accounts of contemporary travelers enliven the whole. This gorgeous book will circulate briskly among those who love gardening, travel, and the history of landscape architecture. L.N. Reno, formerly with Kent State Univ., Ohio
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Book Description Rizzoli, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110847809080
Book Description Rizzoli, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0847809080