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Abstract In an effort to trace the ongms of the Italian Renaissance garden, scholars have often given considerable attention to humanistic literature. Petrarch, in particular, is considered to be the first lover of the art of gardens, mainly because of the sensitivity towards the seduction of...
Abstract The word ‘land’ (in French ‘terre’) inhabits a semantic field that connotes stability, implying notions such as ‘territory’, ‘ownership’ and ‘conquest’. In early modern Europe, where a noble person is called after his or her property, land is also conunensurate with identity. As...
Abstract The publication of Jacques Delille' s poem Les Jardins ou l' art d' embellir les paysages n 1782 was a major literary event.1 The author was already famous for his translation of Virgil' s The Georgics, an accomplishment which had won him — on its own — an election to the Acad—mic...
Abstract Rikugi-en. During the Edo period (1600–1868), the shōgun rarely interfered directly in the internal affairs of the local domains but insisted on certain regulations to confirm his absolute power. Among those regulations, the system of ‘alternate attendance’ (sankin kōtai) was one of the...
Abstract The city of Rome is rich in green spaces: natural areas, parks, villas, gardens and tree-lined roads are important legacies that require accurate management and maintenance. For this purpose, a Geographies Infonnation System (GIS) has been set up that is specific to each green space...
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