Garden at Bomarzo: A Renaissance Riddle

Garden at Bomarzo: A Renaissance Riddle

by Jessie Sheeler


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Garden at Bomarzo: A Renaissance Riddle by Jessie Sheeler

Probably the most enigmatic garden in Europe, the Sacred Wood at Bomarzo in central Italy has been called extravagant, mysterious, unholy, surrealist, fascinating and good fun, but it has never been perfectly understood – which is possibly just as its creator intended. The recurring theme of the ornamentation in the garden is the struggle of man's soul to distinguish between earthly and divine love, to see what is real and what illusion. Drawing on familiar figures from classical literature and contemporary Italian works, Vicino poses challenges to his audience, forcing an intellectual as well as an aesthetic response to the complex landscape of Bomarzo.

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ISBN-13: 9780711226739
Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date: 07/25/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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