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by Helena Attlee

Download Italian Gardens: A Cultural History eBook
ISBN:
0711233926
Author:
Helena Attlee
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln; First Trade Paper Edition edition (September 25, 2012)
Pages:
208 pages
EPUB book:
1966 kb
FB2 book:
1383 kb
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1278 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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Helena Attlee is an author and journalist who has made the garden and its history her special subject. Her books include The Gardens of Portugal Italian Gardens: A Cultural History and Gardens of Wales (all publishd by Frances Lincoln).

Helena Attlee is an author and journalist who has made the garden and its history her special subject. She lectures widely, writes for a wide range of journals and magazines, and leads specialist garden tours. She lives in Presteigne, Powys, with her husband, the photographer Alex Ramsay. YOKO KAWAGUCHI was born in Tokyo and educated in the United States, Canada and Japan. She has lived in the UK for the last twenty years.

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Kat 8th December 2009 at 7:39 am. I’m not sure that Helena Attlee’s work should be taken as a good example of the ‘cultural history’ of gardens.

Design is mentioned but it is not treated systematically. Kat 8th December 2009 at 7:39 am.

Italian Gardens: A Cultural History (Paperback). In this ravishing book, illustrated with contemporary paintings, drawings and prints as well as photographs of the gardens today, Helena Attlee tells their story

Italian Gardens: A Cultural History (Paperback). Helena Attlee (author), Alex Ramsay (photographer). Paperback 208 Pages, Published: 06/09/2012. In this ravishing book, illustrated with contemporary paintings, drawings and prints as well as photographs of the gardens today, Helena Attlee tells their story. She starts with Petrarch - still looking to medieval chronicles for advice on how and when to plant - and goes on to the Renaissance and those first gardens to emerge from architects' plans.

To many of us, the great gardens of Italy seem like paradise on earth. But how much do we know of their history, and the people who created them? In this ravishing book, illustrated with contemporary paintings, drawings and prints as well as photographs of the gardens today, Helena Attlee tells their story.

Italian Gardens : A Cultural History. by Helena Attlee and Alex Ramsay.

Helena Attlee, Alex Ramsay. But how much do we know of their history, and the people who created them?

Helena Attlee, Alex Ramsay.

To many of us, the great gardens of Italy seem like paradise on earth. But how much do we know of their history, and the people who created them?In this ravishing book, illustrated with contemporary paintings, drawings and prints as well as photographs of the gardens today, Helena Attlee tells their story. She starts with Petrarch – still looking to medieval chronicles for advice on how and when to plant – and goes on to the Renaissance and those first gardens to emerge from architects' plans. Then she describes the great gardens of the Medici; the first botanic gardens; the weird Mannerist gardens and their grottoes followed by the Baroque splendour of Isola Bella and the Villa Aldobrandini; the Neoclassical and Picturesque gardens of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and how, in the twentieth century, expatriates with money to lavish on their villas and gardens brought new delights.
  • Bundis
great book! Very educational and full of pictures!I do not agree with one of reviews saying the book does not have enough pictures... it has great pictures of paintings and pictures of actual landscapes!
  • Marad
Beautiful and well written presentation of Italian gardens historically.
  • Weetont
GREAT book in good condition. Shipped quickly. AAA+++
  • Andriodtargeted
Lovely book; great commentary; beautiful photos. A great resource. Covers all of the major gardens/parks in Italy. (Soft cover version)
  • Mash
This is a good historical look at the evolution of Italian Gardens, but it is long on text and short on pictures.