The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto draws together an amazing variety of spellbinding garden retreats, from monastery gardens quietly cultivated in the islands of the lagoon to magnificent villas on the Brenta Canal, and baroque masterpieces in the hills beyond. Highlights include an eerie Masonic garden complete with gothic chapel and cavernous grottoes, a pleasure garden made for his workers by a benevolent nineteenth-century industrialist, and a flower-filled delight by the banks of the Grand Canal. This is a book of ravishing images and intriguing stories. The garden behind Henry James's Aspern Papers is here, along with the garden which so beguiled Margaret Symonds, the young English author of Days Spent on a Doge's Farm. With an emphasis on gardens that can be visited, longtime resident Jenny Condie elucidates the dynastic triumphs, the reversals of fortune, and the shifts in taste and influence which have shaped these extraordinary places.
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'this lyrical, vivid book shows of the area’s varied beauty in spades.'( Lonely Planet Traveller)
“just looking at Alex Ramsay’s pictures … could have you hopping on the next flight to Verona.”( Evening Standard)
“imaginatively varied and chosen by someone who knows her subjects and their settings well … inspired by this book, the reader will wish to visit in person.”( House & Garden)
'Too good to leave the shop without ... Delicious'( The Independent on Sunday)
"beautiful photographic collection draws together a variety of stunning garden retreats and sheds new light on the city and the region."( Italia!)
'sumptuous book is the perfect antidote to the gloomy winter weather ... a feast for the eyes.'( Daily Mail Weekend)
'Sit back and delve deep into the 20 magnificent gardens and plan a trip next year.'( The English Garden)
'Jenny Condie's fluent and effortlessly scholarly style ... is the perfect driver for Alex Ramsay's superbly numinous photographs.'( Gardens Illustrated) L'autore:
JENNY CONDIE was born in Edinburgh and took a degree in Italian and History of Art at UCL. She has translated a number of substantial works in the area of art and literary history and criticism, and she has also written in Italian as a journalist. More recently she has worked with the Fondazione di Venezia to originate and run workshops on English Literature for children in local schools. Jenny Condie has lived in Venice since 2002 with her husband, the novelist Enrico Palandri and their three children.
ALEX RAMSAY lives in the Welsh Marches. He is a photographer of international repute whose work has appeared in many books published by Frances Lincoln, including Italian Gardens, A Cultural History (recently reissued in paperback) and Italy’s Private Gardens, An Inside View, both written by his wife, the garden historian Helena Attlee.
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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New, mint condition. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Codice libro della libreria 20516
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln November 2013, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 'The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto' takes in a varied selection of gardens old and new, large and small, public and private. It ranges from tiny monastery gardens tucked away within the walls of Venice to grand palatial landscapes in the former marshes of the hinterland. The book is divided into five sections as well as a lively introduction which captures the rich history of this region. The first section will show the extraordinary gardens still to be found locked behind high walls in the city itself. Then Jenny Condie and Alex Ramsay wander through the more modest parts of the city where ordinary Venetians manage to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the most unlikely spots. Then it is out into the lagoon and wild gardens on marshy islands before turning inland to the grand Palladian villas and the Baroque splendours of villas like the Villa Barbarigo and the Villa Allegri Arvedi among many fine country residences of ancient families. All the gardens in the book can be reached within a day's expedition from Venice and practical information about access and advice on the best time of year to visit is included for all those open to the public. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Codice libro della libreria 184264
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