Italian gardens. With 211 photogravure plates and two colour plates.
London, Thames and Hudson 1961.
Price: £65 [convert currency]
Folio. 300pp, 211 photo ills on plates, 2 tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece. Publisher’s cloth.
A well-produced and wide-ranging survey, with extensive historical notes and the author’s photographs of the most spectacular gardens of Italy, from the earliest Roman gardens to those of the Renaissance and beyond, with a postscript on the flowers typically grown in Italy through the centuries.