The Wildest Place on Earth
Italian Gardens and the Invention of WildernesseBook - 2015
This is the ironic story of how Italian Renaissance and Baroque gardens encouraged the preservation of the American wilderness and ultimately fostered the creation of the world's first national park system. Told via Mitchell's sometimes disastrous and humorous travels--from the gardens of southern Italy up through Tuscany and the lake island gardens--the book is filled with history, folklore, myths, and legends of Western Europe, including a detailed history of the labyrinth, a common element in Renaissance gardens. In his attempt to understand the Italian garden in detail, Mitchell set out to create one on his own property--with a labyrinth.
Publisher: Lebanon, NH : University Press of New England, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource