The  Gardens of Venice and the Veneto

The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto by Jenny Condie

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711234048
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto draws together an amazing variety of spellbinding garden retreats, from monastery gardens quietly cultivated in the islands of the lagoon to magnificent villas on the Brenta Canal, and baroque masterpieces in the hills beyond. Highlights include an eerie Masonic garden complete with gothic chapel and cavernous grottoes, a pleasure garden made for his workers by a benevolent nineteenth-century industrialist, and a flower-filled delight by the banks of the Grand Canal.

This is a book of ravishing images and intriguing stories. The garden behind Henry James’ s Aspern Papers is here, along with the garden which so beguiled Margaret Symonds, the young English author of Days Spent on a Doge’ s Farm. With an emphasis on gardens that can be visited, longtime resident Jenny Condie elucidates the dynastic triumphs, the reversals of fortune, and the shifts in taste and influence which have shaped these extraordinary places.

Alex Ramsay is well known as an award-winning photographer of architecture, gardens and landscapes. His work has appeared in leading magazines worldwide and illustrates many books including Helena Attlee's Italian Gardens: A Cultural History and Gardens of Wales.

To visit Alex Ramsay's website click here

Jenny Condie was born in Edinburgh and took a degree in Italian and History of Art at UCL. She has translated a number of substantial works in the area of art and literary history and criticism, and she has also written in Italian as a journalist. More recently she has worked with the Fondazione di Venezia to originate and run workshops on English Literature for children in local schools. Jenny Condie has lived in Venice since 2002 with her husband, the novelist Enrico Palandri and their three children.  

Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711234048
Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations
Size: 9.843 in x 11.614 in / 250 mm x 295 mm
Published:

Contents

 

Introduction with Map

 

THE GARDENS OF VENICE

Island gardens

     The Giudecca

Religious gardens

     San Francesco della Vigna

     Ca’ Morosini del Giardin

Palazzi gardens

     Ca’ Rezzonico

     Ca’ Tron

     Ca’ Zenobio

     Palazzo Cappello Malipiero Barnabò

     Palazzo Contarini Dal Zaffo

     Palazzo Rizzo Patarol

     Palazzo Soranzo Cappello

     Querini Stampaglia

 

THE GARDENS OF THE BRENTA CANAL

Villa Brusoni Scalella, Dolo

Villa Pisani, Stra

 

THE GARDENS OF PADUA

Orto botanico, Padua

Ca’ Marcello, Levada di Piombino Dese

Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni-Ardemani, Valsanzibio

Villa Ca’ Dolfin, Marchiori, Lendinara

Villa Emo, Rivella di Monselice

Villa Pisani Bolognesi Scalabrin, Vescovana

Villa Valmarana a Citadella Vigodarzere, Saonara

 

THE GARDENS OF TREVISO

Villa Barbaro di Maser

 

THE GARDENS OF VERONA

Giardino Giusti, Verona

Giardino di Pojega, Villa Rizzardi, Negrar

Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano

Villa della Torre, Fumane

Villa Trissino Marzotto, Trissino

 

THE GARDENS OF VICENZA

Villa Fracanzan Piovene, Orgiana

Villa Godi Malinverni and Villa Piovene Porto-Godi, Lonedo di Lugo Vicentino

Villa da Schio , Costozza

Villa Valmarana ai Nani

 

Visiting the gardens

Books to read

 

Index

'this lyrical, vivid book shows of the area’s varied beauty in spades.'

“just looking at Alex Ramsay’s pictures … could have you hopping on the next flight to Verona.”

'Jenny Condie's fluent and effortlessly scholarly style ... is the perfect driver for Alex Ramsay's superbly numinous photographs.'

"beautiful photographic collection draws together a variety of stunning garden retreats and sheds new light on the city and the region."

'sumptuous book is the perfect antidote to the gloomy winter weather ... a feast for the eyes.'

'Sit back and delve deep into the 20 magnificent gardens and plan a trip next year.'

'Jenny Condie's fluent and effortlessly scholarly style ... is the perfect driver for Alex Ramsay's superbly numinous photographs.'

'Too good to leave the shop without ... Delicious'

'this lyrical, vivid book shows of the area’ s varied beauty in spades.'

“ just looking at Alex Ramsay’ s pictures … could have you hopping on the next flight to Verona.”

“ imaginatively varied and chosen by someone who knows her subjects and their settings well … inspired by this book,   the reader will wish to visit in person.”