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Gardens of the Renaissance

Gardens of the Renaissance

Gardens of the Renaissance


Keene, Bryan C. Gardens of the Renaissance

J. Paul Getty Museum. 2013

Book ID: 94085

Whether connected to grandiose villas or common kitchens, gardens in the Renaissance were planted and treasured in all reaches of society. Due to their ephemeral nature, most gardens have changed or been lost since the Renaissance, but illuminated manuscripts of the period offer a glimpse into how people at the time pictured, used, and enjoyed these idyllic green spaces. Through a wide range of works drawn from the Getty Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition explores gardens on many levelsÑfrom the literary Garden of Love and the biblical Garden of Eden to courtly gardens of the nobilityÑand reports on the many activities both reputable and scandalous that took place there.

100 pp. Cl.