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Villa d'Este, Tivoli

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Description: The Villa in the Life of Renaissance Rome
For Renaissance Italy the myth of the ancient hero Hercules, and particularly his labors in overcoming the horrendous obstacles set him, became the prime example of moral fortitude, of virtù, for by the grandeur of his exploits he achieved immortality and joined the pantheon of...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.281-362
Description: The Architecture of Western Gardens: A Design History from the Renaissance to the...
In the most alarming and disturbing of his Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, Edgar Allan Poe, speculating about the ‘land of Arnheim’, expresses surprise that ‘no-one had ever described the landscape gardener as a poet although the creation of a landscape garden offers to the Muses the perfect opportunity for inspiration’. These words are spoken by Ellison, the...
PublisherMIT Press
Related print edition pages: pp.47-57

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