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AuthorBenes, Mirka
TitleVillas and gardens in early modern Italy and France / Mirka Benes, Dianne Harris
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001
Descript xx, 428 p.: ill. ; 26 cm


The Italian states: The idea of Italy and the Italian garden tradition ; Social imagery and social reality at a Medici garden ; Pastoralism and the Roman baroque villa and in Claude Lorrain ; Rural landscape of the Villa Mondragone near Frascati ; Ambition and imitation in a seventeenth-century villa -- French court: Catherine de Medicis and the locus of female rule ; Gender, flowers, and the baroque nature of Kingship ; Garden design and material identity in seventeenth-century France ; Carmontelle, the Jardin de Monceau, and irregular garden design in late-eighteenth-century France

Gardens -- Italy -- History Gardens -- France -- History Architecture Domestic -- Italy -- History Architecture Domestic -- France -- History Italy -- Social life and customs France -- Social life and customs

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