renaissance garden in Britain

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Published by Shire Publications in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, UK .

Written in English

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  • Gardens, Renaissance -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Gardens -- Great Britain -- History.

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Inlcudes bibliographical references (p. 90) and index.

Book details

StatementJohn Anthony.
SeriesShire garden history ;, no. 4
LC ClassificationsSB458.54 .A58 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1296109M
ISBN 100747801304
LC Control Number92159534

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The gardens of essentially geometrical design which had been laid out since the time of the Tudors were largely. Although the garden was also prevalent in art during the Middle Ages, a hallmark of Renaissance depictions of gardens was an increased naturalism and the documentation of new and rare plant species.

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The great formal gardens of Tudor and Stuart England are a totally lost art form. Swept away by the exponents of the landscape style in the 18th century, they are now seen in the form of Victorian re-creations around the ancient Cited by: The Italian Renaissance garden was a new style of garden which emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and Florence, inspired by classical ideals of order and beauty, and intended for the pleasure of the view of the garden and the landscape beyond, for contemplation, and for the enjoyment of the sights, sounds and smells of the garden itself.

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The rediscovery of descriptions of antique Roman villas and gardens led to the creation of a new form of garden, the Italian Renaissance garden in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.

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