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Locus Amoenus [electronic resource] : Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance

Author/Creator:
Samson, Alexander.
Publication:
Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
Series:
Renaissance Studies Special Issues
Renaissance Studies Special Issues
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (212 p.)
Subjects:
Gardens -- History -- 16th century -- Europe, Western.
Gardens -- History -- Social aspects -- 16th century -- Europe, Western.
Gardening -- History -- 16th century -- Europe, Western.
Horticulture -- History -- 16th century -- Europe, Western.
Gardens, Renaissance -- History -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Gardens in literature -- History and criticism.
European literature.
Renaissance.
Local subjects:
Europe, Western -- Intellectual life -- 16th century. (search)
Europe, Western -- Social life and customs -- 16th century. (search)
European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism. (search)
Gardening -- Europe, Western -- History -- 16th century. (search)
Gardens -- Europe, Western -- History -- 16th century. (search)
Gardens -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western -- History -- 16th century. (search)
Gardens in literature. (search)
Gardens, Renaissance -- History. (search)
Horticulture -- Europe, Western -- History -- 16th century. (search)
Renaissance. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment.A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden historyEssays demonstrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environmentThe book's broad coverage includes botany and herbals, literary reflections of changing ideas of landscape and nature, a
Contents:
Locus Amoenus: Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance; Contents; Notes on contributors; Introduction Locus amoenus: gardens and horticulture in the Renaissance; 1: The world of the Renaissance herbal; 2: Clinging to the past: medievalism in the English 'Renaissance' garden; 3: River gods: personifying nature in sixteenth-century Italy; 4: Dissembling his art: 'Gascoigne's Gardnings'; 5: 'My innocent diversion of gardening': Mary Somerset's plants; 6: Outdoor pursuits: Spanish gardens, the huerto and Lope de Vega's Novelas a Marcia Leonarda
7: Experiencing the past: the archaeology of some Renaissance gardensIndex
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Contributor:
Samson, Alexander Contributor
ISBN:
1-118-23280-1
1-280-58798-9
9786613617811
1-118-23279-8
1-118-23278-X
1-118-23281-X
OCLC:
795795374
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