The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto

Author: 
Jenny Condie
Publisher: 
Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-0-711-23404-8

Cloth, 224 pp., $60.00.

The author has chosen a region of Italy with a unique character. Despite frequent flooding, the damages of war over centuries, and massive structures such as convents and monasteries that occasionally dominate the landscape, beautiful gardens abound in Venice and the Veneto. Condie estimates that thousands of significant sites, or their remnants, still exist. This book substantiates these claims by examining the history and beauty of 21 gardens. Photographer Alex Ramsay has artfully captured these sites in breathtaking color with abundant images. This work contains an interesting contrast in landscape design, ranging from sensual Renaissance statuary to a contemporary labyrinth to intrigue the visitor. This volume is filled with ideas for the gardener and professional landscape designer.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
15
Number: 
5