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Italian Villas and Their Gardens (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Edith Wharton
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"Italian gardens, as it turns out, are places for walking, thinking, conversing and relaxing. Their most common elements are paths, hedges, arcades, fountains, pools and grottos. They very seldom utilize color (a feature that is often ofterdone in American gardens), instead concentrating on foliage texture, stone and statuary. Usual plantings are trees, shrubs and vines.

What is most instructive is the layout of these Italian gardens, including the idea of garden rooms and the use of water features (both of which have become immensely popular here in the US, in the last few years). The architecture of the garden is everything, and is an extension of the house. Order, logic and function are paramount in the Italian garden.

Edith Wharton is a brilliant and fascinating guide; literary and historical references abound. A joy to read and to keep for reference." - Amazon Reviewer

Synopsis

Struck by the magnificence of the Italian countryside from the time of her first sojourn there, our ranking novelist and lady of letters of the early 1900sa renowned connoisseurjoined forces with the foremost illustrator of the time to celebrate a subject that was dear to them both: the incomparable villas and gardens of Italy. Edith Wharton draws on three centuries of knowledge written in four languages and covers some eighty villas and sixty garden architects. She describes the remarkable splendor of the villas for readers who have never seen them, and leads the reader through her discoveries of why the great houses and grounds create an effect of such profound calm and resolution. Their impact is not merely a matter of ancient statues or splashing fountainsimpressive as these may be. Rather, the unique harmony stems from the spirit of the architects and the designers art: that delicate blending of mans work and the variations of nature to achieve a sense of flawless concord. Her success in describing the Villa DEste, the Villa Medici, and others, is enhanced and vivified by the breathtaking, full-color paintings of Maxfield Parrish.

In his introductory essay, Henry Hope Reed, president of Classical America, places Italian Villas and Their Gardens in the context of American garden design at the turn of the century. Edith Whartons thesis, that there is much value to be learned from the traditional Italian garden, helped to shape the American landscape of the era. In conveying the message, Maxfield Parrish proved a worthy acolyte. Thomas S. Hayes, who is president of the Edith Whatron Restoration, Inc. , tells in his essay how the Italian model guided her in designing the garden of her famous country house, the Mount, at Lenox, Massachusetts.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 4411 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 173 Seiten
  • Gleichzeitige Verwendung von Geräten: Keine Einschränkung
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B006NG51A4
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Nicht aktiviert
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4.0 von 5 Sternen intellectually stimulating garden history 13. September 1998
Format:Taschenbuch
I was very excited to find this book and nab a copy of it. (I'm a garden writer and I wanted to get Edith Wharton's perspective on garden history).
Italian gardens, as it turns out, are places for walking, thinking, conversing and relaxing. Their most common elements are paths, hedges, arcades, fountains, pools and grottos. They very seldom utilize color (a feature that is often ofterdone in American gardens), instead concentrating on foliage texture, stone and statuary. Usual plantings are trees, shrubs and vines.
What is most instructive is the layout of these Italian gardens, including the idea of garden rooms and the use of water features (both of which have become immensely popular here in the US, in the last few years). The architecture of the garden is everything, and is an extension of the house. Order, logic and function are paramount in the Italian garden.
Edith Wharton is a brilliant and fascinating guide; literary and historical references abound. A joy to read and to keep for reference.
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Format:Taschenbuch
I bought this book looking for Maxfield Parrish illustrations. I kept this book because Edith Warton is an incredibly soothing writer.
It should be of note that the text was so wonderfully written that it kept me from returning the book.
Imagine, however, what an incredible book this would be if the Parrish illustrations were not in black and white.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen intellectually stimulating garden history 13. September 1998
Von Rhea_Worrell@prodigy.net - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I was very excited to find this book and nab a copy of it. (I'm a garden writer and I wanted to get Edith Wharton's perspective on garden history).
Italian gardens, as it turns out, are places for walking, thinking, conversing and relaxing. Their most common elements are paths, hedges, arcades, fountains, pools and grottos. They very seldom utilize color (a feature that is often ofterdone in American gardens), instead concentrating on foliage texture, stone and statuary. Usual plantings are trees, shrubs and vines.
What is most instructive is the layout of these Italian gardens, including the idea of garden rooms and the use of water features (both of which have become immensely popular here in the US, in the last few years). The architecture of the garden is everything, and is an extension of the house. Order, logic and function are paramount in the Italian garden.
Edith Wharton is a brilliant and fascinating guide; literary and historical references abound. A joy to read and to keep for reference.
42 von 45 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen FYI - Original illustrations in color still are! 24. Januar 2001
Von P. Thomson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
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.
26 von 30 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen FYI - Maxfield Parrish illustrations are not in color 12. Juni 2000
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I bought this book looking for Maxfield Parrish illustrations. I kept this book because Edith Warton is an incredibly soothing writer.
It should be of note that the text was so wonderfully written that it kept me from returning the book.
Imagine, however, what an incredible book this would be if the Parrish illustrations were not in black and white.
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
1.0 von 5 Sternen half page landscape scan 9. April 2013
Von Bruce - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
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.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Buyer beware 19. Januar 2013
Von Bert Coen - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
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.
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