A Cultural History
Frances Lincoln 2012
Paperback 240pp Illustrated 305x250mm
9780711233928   Product Code: 11962
With their long vistas, cascading terraces and mysterious grottoes, the gardens that adorn the villas of Italy seem like paradise on earth. But who created them, and why? Sumptuously illustrated with contemporary paintings and prints, as well as stunning colour photographs, this magnificent book traces their history from the Middle Ages, through the classically-inspired plans of the Renaissance, the quirky inventions of the Mannerists and the formal elegance of the 18th century to the eclectic creations of today.