Tuscany Artists Gardens

Tuscany Artists Gardens

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by Mariella Sgaravatti, Mario Ciampi
     
 
Tuscany Artists Gardens presents thirty gardens designed and created by some of the most renowned contemporary artists in the world today, all of whom have settled in Tuscany, and all of whom have applied their artistic sensitivities to their surroundings in unusual and distinctive ways. Their gardens take many different forms, from

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Tuscany Artists Gardens presents thirty gardens designed and created by some of the most renowned contemporary artists in the world today, all of whom have settled in Tuscany, and all of whom have applied their artistic sensitivities to their surroundings in unusual and distinctive ways. Their gardens take many different forms, from

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Library Journal
Landscape architect Sgaravatti (Tuscany Artists Homes) explores 30 gardens created by artists who have settled in Tuscany, often restoring abandoned homes in out-of-the-way places. She met with each artist and quotes them extensively in an attempt to focus on how the artist's creativity moves from the studio to the garden. These short biographical notes do not do justice to major artists like Fernando Botero or Niki de Saint-Phalle, while they give too much attention to less established artists. Overall, Sgaravatti's uncritical approach does not aid our understanding of the artists' work; thankfully, the superb photographs speak volumes. However, the author's hope that the book will provide inspiring examples of original gardening solutions won't likely be fulfilled unless the reader lives in a Mediterranean-type climate. Only for large gardening collections.-Daniel Starr, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780954428822
Publisher:
AMMO Books, LLC
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
10.09(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.08(d)

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"Thirty contemporary artists, thirty restored country homes and as many garden-galleries, but only one, essential, fount of inspiration--Tuscany." (Casamica)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are thinking that TUSCANY ARTISTS GARDENS will provide a lot of insights into how artists create gardens, then this book will not satisfy. If, however, you are looking for a peek into some beautiful gardens in magical Tuscany with some interesting conversations with basically unknown artists who happen to live in Tuscany, then this wonderfully illustrated portfolio will provide ideas and treasures of Italian gardening. Mariella Sgaravatti visited and interviewed thirty artists who have taken up residence in Tuscany, converted some wonderful old houses, and have created garden spaces for inspiration and reflections. The gardens range from grand to intimate and most incorporate some artwork in the garden itself. Most people know that the majority of artists' studios are places not to inspire anyone but the painter or sculptor, but seeing their homes and gardens is a different matter. While this book will not provide much in the way of artists' lives, it does share some parts of beautiful Tuscany that otherwise might not be available to the traveler. Grady Harp