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Villa Medici, Rome, from G. Lauro, "Antiquae urbis spendor," Rome 1612–14

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Description: The Architecture of Western Gardens: A Design History from the Renaissance to the...
From Petrarch on, humanists were frequently avid gardeners, inspired equally by a new responsiveness to the seductions of landscape and by the authorizing tradition of classical otium. But for the history of gardens, humanists were important less for their own gardens (of which few traces have survived) than for their contribution to Renaissance thought about the nature and importance of...
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Related print edition pages: pp.37-44
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00122.004

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