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by Edith Wharton

eBook Italian Villas and Their Gardens ePub
Author: Edith Wharton
Language: English
ISBN: 1142101045
ISBN13: 978-1142101046
Publisher: Nabu Press (January 1, 2010)
Pages: 378
Category: Architecture
Subcategory: Photo
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 276
Formats: doc docx docx mobi
ePub file: 1565 kb
Fb2 file: 1358 kb

Architecture, Architecture, Domestic, Landscape gardening. SRLF UCLA:LAGE-3579537.

Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase.

John Dixon Hunt is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966) was a renowned American painter and illustrator. Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase.

Introduction Italian Garden-Magic. The house and its gardens have been extensively restored and are open to the public from May through October although, as of the end of March, 2008, the house museum is threatened with foreclosure.

ITALIAN GARDEN-MAGIC Though it is an exaggeration to say that there are no flowers in Italian gardens, yet to enjoy and appreciate the Italian garden-craft one must always bear in mind that it is independent of floriculture. The Italian garden does not exist for its flowers; its flowers exist for it: they are a late and infrequent adjunct to its beauties, a parenthetical grace counting only as one more touch in the general effect of enchantment.

Here, as at the Villa Scassi, all the garden-architecture is pure and dignified in style, and there is great beauty in the broad and simple treatment of the upper terrace, with its canal and ilex-walks. From the terraces of the Villa Durazzo one looks forth over the hillside of San Francesco d’Albaro, the suburb which balances Sampierdarena on the east. Happily this charming district is still a fashionable villeggiatura, and the houses which Alessi built on its slopes stand above an almost unaltered landscape of garden and vineyard.

The Italian garden does not exist for its flowers; its flowers exist for it: they are a late and infrequent adjunct to its beauties, a parenthetical grace counting only as one more touch in the general effect of enchantment. This is no doubt partly explained by the difficulty of cultivating any but spring flowers in so hot and dry a climate, and the result has been a wonderful development of the more permanent effects to be obtained from the three other factors in arble, water and perennial verdure-and the achievement, by their skilful blending, of a charm independent of.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Though it is an exaggeration to say that there are no flowers in Italian gardens, yet to enjoy and appreciate the Italian garden-craft one must always bear in mind that it is independent of floriculture.

Another of her "home and garden" books is the generously illustrated Italian Villas and Their Gardens of 1904. Travels and life abroad.

To her friends and family she was known as "Pussy Jones. Another of her "home and garden" books is the generously illustrated Italian Villas and Their Gardens of 1904. She eventually crossed the Atlantic 60 times. In Europe, her primary destinations were Italy, France, and England.

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They include 'garden rooms' for walking, Italian Villas and Their Gardens details a history in Italian garden .

They include 'garden rooms' for walking, Italian Villas and Their Gardens details a history in Italian garden development. The book was first published in 1904 and includes some illustrations. The Italian garden is constructed of paths, hedges, fountains and grottos.

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Chankane
A lovely reproduction by Rizzoli and The Mount Press. I am very satisfied by this work, especially the dust jacket in brocaded damask fabric covering th gold gilding on the title front book cover. What a nice surprise!!!! The Maxfield Parrish illustraton show nicely; the type font is a photographic copy along with the page numbers which are not so vivid as in the original, but this is very fine quality, exquisite workmanship. I get a little giddy when I hold and read the original in the library of my local, public art gallery; If I had a frist priting I would sleep with it under my pillow..I just keep this copy on my bedside table.
Gaudiker
This title has been scanned so that all of the pages are half pages in landscape mode. You will see the top half of a page, then the bottom half on the following kindle page. It is not too bad if you are ONLY interested in the text, but the images and photographs are cut in half and some of the text lines are partially cut off. I would not recommend this version.
Eng.Men
This is an important piece of work but the visual
aspect of this printing is weak. The Maxfield Parish illustrations should provide an opportunity for a more luxurious delight, but are almost inconsequential here. The authors text
is informative, but the book, as an illustrated garden book needs a lot of improvement.
Tony Frederick
Whiteseeker
I am a lucky owner of the 1904 original edition. I bought this reissue so that I could enjoy reading the text without worrying about damaging my 1904 edition. Comparing the two, the orignal's Parrish color and black & white illustrations are all there in the reissue. Please note that several were NOT color in the original too. The only difference is that the reissue has the color prints situated in a group in the center of the book, whereas (in the original) they are sprinkled throughout and have tissue paper protection. The color print quality is not as crisp as the original, but it is color. The b&w print quality is just as un-crisp as in the original.
Trash Obsession
I was not happy with the quality of the product. I received a photo copy of a library book, complete with return instructions stamped on the back page, not what I was expecting at all. The quality of the pictures are terrible,because they are copies of black and white pictures, some of them are impossible to see clearly.
I purchased this book as a gift ,which I could not present.
Winawel
This book was free, so I didn't expect anything grand. It doesn't have any color pictures, which would have been nice. I think I don't have enough imagination to get a good idea of what these gardens looked like without pictures. Also, the pages don't completely fit on my kindle screen.
Malodora
Such a gorgeous book!!! I am so pleased with this copy and really enjoy pouring over Maxfield Parrish's magical illustrations of already magical places. Transports the reader on an Italian journey.
This book was photo copied-many pages are blurred and unreadable. It was the worst copy I have ever seen. Why didn't they advertise it as such?
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