Probably the most enigmatic garden in Europe, the Sacred Wood at Bomarzo in central Italy has been called extravagant, mysterious, unholy, surrealist, fascinating and good fun, but it has never been perfectly understood - which is possibly just as its creator intended. The recurring theme of the ornamentation in the garden is the struggle of man's soul to distinguish between earthly and divine love, to see what is real and what illusion. Drawing on familiar figures from classical literature and contemporary Italian works, Vicino poses challenges to his audience, forcing an intellectual as well as an aesthetic response to the complex landscape of Bomarzo.
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The pick of the coffee-table books this Christmas. ( Independent on Sunday)
An attractive book, beautifully produced and intelligently written, and to be recommended to all who wish to visit Bomarzo. ( Garden History)
This is garden history at its best, and a stirring story of an interesting man of plants, sculpture and letters. The excellent text is matched by sensitive photography by Mark Edward Smith who captures the shady mysteries of the palace and the dappled groves of the garden, You could not do better than to read this if you intend visiting Bomarzo and it is surely a good consolation, if you are not able to go. ( Museum of Garden History magazine)
Jessie Sheeler was brought up in Edinburgh and read Classics at Edinburgh University. In the early 1960s, working with Ian Hamilton Finlay, she co-founded the Wild Hawthorn Press and its poetry magazine Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. After various teaching jobs and a spell as an assistant in day care centres in New York, she settled with her family in Hampshire where she became Head of Classics at the co-educational boarding school Bedales. She now lives in Scotland on the Solway coast, teaching Latin and desperately trying to keep two and a half acres of unruly garden under control.
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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110711226733
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Crisp, clean, fresh, bright. Codice libro della libreria 0711226733isbn2
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0711226733
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0711226733