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Item Number: 114674
Title: Il giardino nobile : Italian Landscape Design
Author: Valerio, Lucia (et al)
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 978883708575
Description: Milano: Electa, in collaboration with Acqua di Parma, 2011. 37cm., hardcover, 183pp. with numerous color photos. Italian-English text. Summary: The book, commissioned by Acqua di Parma, is a tribute to the Italian-style garden, part of Italy's historic heritage. A formal structure and the 'soul of the place' are the main components of the garden of the Renaissance villa, a source of inspiration for the most authoritative architects and perfume-manufacturers on an international scale. A result achieved thanks to establishing the right equilibrium between rational accuracy and creative flair. The book has been curated by Lucia Valerio, the well-known journalist, head of the gardening section of the magazine VilleGiardini. One of Italy's most authoritative garden designers, architect Paolo Pejrone, dedicates his section of the book to the irises, magnolias and jasmines which inspired Acqua di Parma's "Le Nobili" line of perfumes for women. Meanwhile, Francois Demachy writes about the same flowers from the point of view of making perfume. The gardens represented, many of which can be visited by appointment, include some of the villas around Lucca such as the Villa Marlia, some of the De' Medici villas and others now owned by the FAI, such as the Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como. Many of the photographs come from the archive of Dario Fusaro, the renowned landscape photographer. The gardens are shown at their best, in various seasons, with vast expanses of flowers and stunning colors. This book is a valuable source-book for those who wish to learn more about the Italian-style garden and its relationship with the world of perfumery.

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