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Abstract Conservation as a concept and process has as its fundamental objective the protection of cultural heritage from loss and depletion. At different times and in different places this has been expressed through the three basic constructs or modalities of form, fabric and content — the...
Abstract One unique and connotative aspect of the cultural phenomenon that has come to be known as the ‘scientific revolution’ or ‘the birth of modern science ’ was the rise of the botanical garden, which was linked to the scientific and teaching activities of prestigious universities in Europe....
Abstract There have been academies and societies in Italy with the strangest names, such as the ‘Rossi’ and the ‘Intronati’ in Siena. In Rome, however, there is the ‘Garden of the Simples’ — in this case, the name “simples” does not refer to the people who frequent the garden, but rather to the...
Abstract For those who are neither botanists nor avid admirers of horticulture, plants and flowers, the topic of the botanical garden in the context of our media-saturated twenty-first century might at first seem a little antiquated — more a specialist subject for eccentric gardeners and...
Abstract The symposmm on Botanical Gardens, selected papers from which are gathered here, was organised by the Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania to mark the completion of its studio project at the Orto Botanico in Rome. We heard from those who were involved in...
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