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by Benedetta Origo,Laurie Olin,John Dixon Hunt,Morna Livingston

eBook La Foce: A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture) epub
  • ISBN: 0812235932
  • Author: Benedetta Origo,Laurie Olin,John Dixon Hunt,Morna Livingston
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Architecture
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1st edition (September 28, 2001)
  • Pages: 302 pages
  • ePUB size: 1516 kb
  • FB2 size 1960 kb
  • Formats azw doc lit lrf


by Benedetta Origo (Author), Laurie Olin (Author), John Dixon Hunt (Author), Morna Livingston .

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The gardens and estate of La Foce constitute one of the most important and best .

The gardens and estate of La Foce constitute one of the most important and best kept early twentieth-century gardens in Italy. The book will be a delight to armchair travelers, trade and landscape architects, gardeners, and those interested in Tuscan culture.

La Foce A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany. The gardens and estate of La Foce constitute one of the most important and best kept early twentieth-century gardens in Italy. Benedetta Origo, Morna Livingston, Laurie Olin, and John Dixon Hunt. 312 pages 10 x 10 116 color, 65 b/w illus. Amid 3,500 acres of farmland in the countryside near Pienza, with sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape, La Foce was the childhood dream garden of the late writer Marchesa Iris Origo.

Laurie Olin, Benedetta Origo, Morna Livingston. Amid 3,500 acres of farmland in the countryside near Pienza, with sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape, La Foce was the childhood dream garden of the late writer Marchesa Iris Origo

La Foce A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture by Benedetta Origo.

La Foce A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture by Benedetta Origo.

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The gardens and estate of La Foce constitute one of the most important and best kept early twentieth-century gardens in Italy. Amid 3,500 acres of farmland in the countryside near Pienza, with sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape, La Foce was the childhood dream garden of the late writer Marchesa Iris Origo. Passionate about the order and symmetry of Florentine gardens, Origo and her husband, Antonio, purchased the dilapidated villa in 1924, soliciting the help of English architect and family friend Cecil Pinsent to reawaken the natural magic of the property. Pinsent designed the structure of simple, elegant, box-edged beds and green enclosures that give shape to the Origos' shrubs, perennials, and vines, and created a garden of soaring cypress walks, native cyclamen, lawns, and wildflower meadows. It is, by all accounts, a remarkable achievement.

Today the garden is a place of unusual and striking beauty, a green oasis in the barren Siena countryside. Situated in the Val d'Orcia, a wide valley in southeastern Tuscany that seems to exist on a larger, wilder scale than the rest of the Tuscan landscape, it is run by Benedetta and Donata Origo, and is open to the public one day a week.

La Foce: A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany is a contemplative, multifaceted study of the house, gardens, and estate of La Foce. It includes a historical essay and memoir by the daughter of La Foce's creators, Antonio and Iris Origo, along with photographs, sketches, and a critical analysis of the gardens. The volume not only focuses on the beauty of the gardens themselves and their indisputable merit as fascinating works of landscape architecture but also sees them within the context of both the larger Tuscan topography and the wider landscape of geography and history. The book will be a delight to armchair travelers, trade and landscape architects, gardeners, and those interested in Tuscan culture.

Comments: (7)
Zieryn
This is a beautifully illustrated book depicting an ancient villa near Siena, Italy, which was restored before the second world war. An Italian aristocrat married a wealthy Anglo/ American woman who was acquainted with an English landscape architct and the three of them created gardens that we now consider classic formal italian landscaping. The woman kept a diary of the work on the gardens and villa and the second world war coming into the estate, published as " War in Val d'Orcia". Invaluable records.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Whether you've visited it or not (I have), this book is enriching because each chapter looks at La Foce from a different perspective. The founders' grand-daughter synthesizes the fascinating history of the garden, the estate, and the region, accompanied by illuminating period photographs. The photographer offers, and comments on, a hundred varied photos. The artist shares her informative and analytical notes along with her drawings. And an expert situates Cecil Pinsent's work in garden design history. This is a book for specialists that can be enjoyed by amateurs as well.
Rocksmith
A handsome book with texts of substance that take it out of he mere picture book cayegoty
Uaha
Fantastic photographs
Connorise
Gorgeous garden and beautiful book with fascinating history. Gave it to a friend as a gift. She and her husband lived nearby and it was a pleasure to see her reaction when I gave her the book.
Ballagar
A lovely oasis in Tuscany.
Perilanim
This is a beautiful book. I have actually visited La Foce, the place; it's even more beautiful.
Beautiful book, beautiful region of Italy. We spent 19 days in Italy with a week at La Foce and enjoyed those seven days the most. The estate is more beautiful than the pictures in the book.
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