Italian Renaissance gardens were the admiration of Europe and North America. They revived the classical art of garden making, as well as drawing on medieval literary traditions; but they also developed their own forms and styles, even when they began to borrow back ideas of landscape gardening from England in the late eighteenth century. But until the late nineteenth century Italy was a collection of different states, each of which developed its own kind of garden, subject to climate, situation and culture. It is this diversity that is explored here, in a series of ten essays, each focusing on one locale in order to draw out its special contribution to the Italian garden.contaminated by evocations of bucolic poetry.103 In a letter to Lelio, Petrarch in fact complains that the ortulus awakes in him exstinctum ... one might say, the ideal centre, therefore serves as the appointed setting for the memories and ghosts of love and as a place of poetry. Compared to these models, Petrarch paid unusual attention to the a#39;manual tasksa#39; and a#39;technical expertisea#39; required to keep theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Italian Garden|
|Author||:||John Dixon Hunt|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2007-02-15|