Italy's gardens speak to us all. In the history of gardening they are the bridge between our world and the ancient world. Their harmony, symmetry and serenity are at once inimitable and universally copied.
During the past few years Italy has awoken to a realization of its gardens. In a gardening renaissance, interesting new gardens are being created all over Italy, and there has been exemplary restoration of some historic gardens.
In this pioneering new book, Kirsty McLeod and Primrose Bell celebrate over a hundred of the finest Italian gardens open to the public. They take the reader with them on a journey to these gardens: they explore their history and context, and we meet the owners, hear the stories behind the gardens, and learn how they were made and how they are maintained.
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Historian and biographer Kirsty McLeod is the author of many books including A Passion for Friendship: Sibyl Colefax and her Circle; Battle Royal: Edward VIII and George VI; and The Last Summer: May to September 1914. She is also past Chairman of the English Heritage Historic Parks and Gardens Panel, set up to advise English Heritage on England's historic gardens.Review:
"Italian gardens are now immensely well covered. Personally I would approach them by buying The Best Gardens in Italy: A Traveller's Guide and planning my own itinerary ... there is so much here for every Italophile, plants, hedges, giardinieri and owners, often amazing, included.' Financial Times
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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0711231834
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97807112318321.0
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110711231834
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0711231834