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Description - Gardens of the Renaissance by . Kenne

Whether part of a grand villa or an extension of a common kitchen, gardens in the Renaissance were planted and treasured in all reaches of society. Illuminated manuscripts of the period offer a glimpse into how people at the time pictured, used, and enjoyed these idyllic green spaces. Drawn from a wide range of works in the Getty Museum's permanent collection, this gorgeously illustrated volume explores gardens on many levels, from the literary Garden of Love and the biblical Garden of Eden to courtly gardens of the nobility, and reports on the many activities-both reputable and scandalous-that took place there.

This handsomely designed book is published on the occasion of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum from May 28 to August 11, 2013.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781606061435
ISBN-10: 1606061437
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 174mm x 12mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: Getty Publications
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 30-May-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - . Kenne

Bryan C. Keene is a curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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