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The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto - Jenny Condie

The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto

By: Jenny Condie, Alex Ramsay (Photographer)

Hardcover

Published: 1st November 2013
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The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto takes in a varied selection of gardens old and new, large and small, public and private. It ranges from tiny monastery gardens tucked away within the walls of Venice to grand palatial landscapes in the former marshes of the hinterland. The book is divided into five sections as well as a lively introduction which captures the rich history of this region. The first section will show the extraordinary gardens still to be found locked behind high walls in the city itself. Then Jenny Condie and Alex Ramsay wander through the more modest parts of the city where ordinary Venetians manage to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the most unlikely spots. Then it is out into the lagoon and wild gardens on marshy islands before turning inland to the grand Palladian villas and the Baroque splendours of villas like the Villa Barbarigo and the Villa Allegri Arvedi among many fine country residences of ancient families. All the gardens in the book can be reached within a day's expedition from Venice and practical information about access and advice on the best time of year to visit is included for all those open to the public.

"beautiful photographic collection draws together a variety of stunning garden retreats and sheds new light on the city and the region." Italia! 'sumptuous book is the perfect antidote to the gloomy winter weather ... a feast for the eyes.' Daily Mail Weekend 'Sit back and delve deep into the 20 magnificent gardens and plan a trip next year.' The English Garden 'Jenny Condie's fluent and effortlessly scholarly style ... is the perfect driver for Alex Ramsay's superbly numinous photographs.' Gardens Illustrated 'Too good to leave the shop without ... Delicious' The Independent on Sunday 'this lyrical, vivid book shows of the area's varied beauty in spades.' Lonely Planet Traveller "just looking at Alex Ramsay's pictures ... could have you hopping on the next flight to Verona." Evening Standard "imaginatively varied and chosen by someone who knows her subjects and their settings well ... inspired by this book, the reader will wish to visit in person." House & Garden

Contents Introduction with Map THE GARDENS OF VENICE Island gardens The Giudecca Religious gardens San Francesco della Vigna Ca' Morosini del Giardin Palazzi gardens Ca' Rezzonico Ca' Tron Ca' Zenobio Palazzo Cappello Malipiero Barnabo Palazzo Contarini Dal Zaffo Palazzo Rizzo Patarol Palazzo Soranzo Cappello Querini Stampaglia THE GARDENS OF THE BRENTA CANAL Villa Brusoni Scalella, Dolo Villa Pisani, Stra THE GARDENS OF PADUA Orto botanico, Padua Ca' Marcello, Levada di Piombino Dese Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni-Ardemani, Valsanzibio Villa Ca' Dolfin, Marchiori, Lendinara Villa Emo, Rivella di Monselice Villa Pisani Bolognesi Scalabrin, Vescovana Villa Valmarana a Citadella Vigodarzere, Saonara THE GARDENS OF TREVISO Villa Barbaro di Maser THE GARDENS OF VERONA Giardino Giusti, Verona Giardino di Pojega, Villa Rizzardi, Negrar Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano Villa della Torre, Fumane Villa Trissino Marzotto, Trissino THE GARDENS OF VICENZA Villa Fracanzan Piovene, Orgiana Villa Godi Malinverni and Villa Piovene Porto-Godi, Lonedo di Lugo Vicentino Villa da Schio , Costozza Villa Valmarana ai Nani Visiting the gardens Books to read Index

ISBN: 9780711234048
ISBN-10: 0711234043
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2013
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 25.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.7