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Open or closed, the medieval hortus

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Description: Reading the French Garden: Story and History
Fiachra’s work ushered in the renaissance of the Western garden. Not that the “garden” of Breuil could be compared to the beautiful works designed by Gallo-Roman culture and described by Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Ovid, Palladius, Vitruvius, or Sidonius, or to the virtuous compositions that were being built in China and in Persia in the same period. But the West of that...
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Related print edition pages: pp.13-19

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