Language: English . Brand New Book. Pleasure gardens, or horti, offered elite citizens of ancient Rome a retreat from the noise and grime of the city, where they could take their leisure and even conduct business amid lovely landscaping, architecture, and sculpture. One of the most important and beautiful of these gardens was the horti Sallustiani, originally developed by the Roman historian Sallust at the end of the first century B.C. and later possessed and perfected by a series of Roman emperors. Though now irrevocably altered by two millennia of human history, the Gardens of Sallust endure as a memory of beauty and as a significant archaeological site, where fragments of sculpture and ruins of architecture are still being discovered. In this ambitious work, Kim Hartswick undertakes the first comprehensive history of the Gardens of Sallust from Roman times to the present, as well as its influence on generations of scholars, intellectuals, and archaeologists. He draws from an astonishing array of sources to reconstruct the original dimensions and appearance of the gardens and the changes they have undergone at specific points in history. Hartswick thoroughly discusses the architectural features of the garden and analyzes their remains. He also studies the sculptures excavated from the gardens and discusses the subjects and uses of many outstanding examples. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : During the 1st century BC the historian Sallust developed a spectacular garden which occupied a large area in the north-western section of the city of Rome. It gave pleasure to the people of Rome for several hundred years. This is not a book about Roman horticulture, instead Hartswick approaches the gardens as a work of art, considering the cultural context of the gardens, the changes made to it by a succession of emperors after Sallust's death and the large number of sculptures the gardens contained. Hartswick even takes the story up to the present day, discussing the influence of the gardens and `the memory of beauty' that they represented on post-Antiquity, particularly on the architects and historians of the 19th century. Fully illustrated sections examine the building fever that followed the discovery of numerous sculptures from the gardens in the 1880s, the evidence, now much destroyed, of the original garden architecture, the location of Sallust's house, and numerous other features, including the base of an obelisk, an elaborate vestibule and the `circus of flora'. Sculptures have been discovered from the gardens for centuries and they are now widely dispersed. One section of the book gathers these together and illustrates statues of deities, youths and maidens, Amazons, defeated Gauls and other barbarians, nymphs, friezes and Egyptian sculptures. Throughout, Hartswick draws on archaeological and historical evidence and in addition to lots of photographs of the sculptures, the book includes reproductions of Renaissance and post-medieval paintings and plans of Sallust's gardens.
About the Author: Kim J. Hartswick is Academic Director of the CUNY Baccalaureate Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Titre : The Gardens of Sallust: A Changing Landscape...
Éditeur : University of Texas Press
Date d'édition : 2004
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : New..
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