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The Gardens at San Lorenzo in Piacenze, 1656-1665 (Hardback)

Ada V. Segre

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ISBN 10: 0884023028 / ISBN 13: 9780884023029
Edité par Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Collection, United States, 2006
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Providing an insight into the gardens which were created for Margherita de Medici Farnese in the 17th century, this set includes a notebook which provides insights into the creation of the garden, and a study of the notebook, in which Segre considers the provenance and connection to the world of the duchess and her gardens. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780884023029

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Titre : The Gardens at San Lorenzo in Piacenze, 1656...

Éditeur : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Collection, United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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This fascinating two-volume set includes a photographic reproduction of an anonymous seventeenth-century Italian gardener's notebook from Dumbarton Oaks's Rare Books Collection.

The notebook is a record of the planting of three flower gardens at San Lorenzo. It is now believed that the gardens were created for Margherita de' Medici Farnese, duchess of Parma and Piacenza. The notebook provides insight into the creation of a seventeenth-century garden, from identifying flowers to planning flowerbeds. In turn, these sketches reveal the gardener's own intentions and reflections on the designs.

Ada Segre's accompanying study of the notebook is a groundbreaking example of garden archaeology. She considers its provenance and connection to the world of the duchess and her gardens. Segre also evaluates the importance of the manuscript as an object and as a source of information on garden design and practice in Italy during the mid-seventeenth century. Three computer-generated recreations of the garden's planting beds are included with the reproduction.

About the Author:

Ada V. Segre is an independent scholar and former Fellow of Dumbarton Oaks and Villa I Tatti.

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