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Vercelloni, Matteo, 1961-

Inventing the garden / Matteo Vercelloni, Virgilio Vercelloni, with Paola Gallo ; translated by David Stanton.

Additional Title(s):

Invenzione del giardino occidentale. English

Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010.
Physical Description:
275 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Reference Library
SB451 .V46513 2010 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Translation of: L'invenzione del giardino occidentale.
"Italian edition (c) 2009 by Jaca Book S.p.A., Milan"
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Subject Terms:
Gardens -- Design -- History.
Gardens -- History.
Vercelloni, Virgilio.
Gallo, Paola.
J. Paul Getty Museum.

  • The invention of the garden
  • Hortus conclusus
  • The humanistic dream and the Italian Renaissance garden
  • Material culture, scientific curiosities, and exoticism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • The persistence of the Italian model and Baroque restlessness
  • The French formal garden
  • An aesthetic revolution: the landscape garden
  • Structures for the romantic garden
  • Aesthetics, history, and botany in the nineteenth-century garden
  • From the rediscovery of flowers to the wild garden
  • A garden for everyone
  • The American garden
  • The twentieth century
  • Into the new century.