Italian Gardens

Italian Gardens

Romantic Splendor in the Edwardian Age

Hardback192pp Illustrated303x246mm

9781580932318     Product Code: 508069

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With their long vistas, cascading terraces and mysterious grottoes, the gardens of Italian villas seem like paradise on earth; but who created them, and why? Using reproductions of contemporary paintings and prints as well as colour photographs, Helena Attlee traces the history of Italian gardens 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.

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