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Abstract This article focuses on the gardens of the Vienna Hofburg during the reign of Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus (r. 1485–1490). The prevailing view in the literature to date has been that Corvinus made no changes to these gardens during this time, but hitherto overlooked period sources,...
Abstract This paper recovers the socio-political purposes that the katalniye gory – or ‘sliding hills’– performed for two Russian empresses in the eighteenth century. An integrated analysis of the visual rhetoric of these sites, their construction, mechanics, and social functions reveals the...
Abstract Treatises on landscape gardening written toward the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth, offer clues in deciphering the sense in which Giacomo Leopardi used the term ‘romantic situations’ in his Zibaldone. In particular, landscape gardeners are revealed to...
Abstract The Second Military Survey and the Austrian Cadastre are two of the most important maps of Austrian Empire for landscape analyses. They show the territories encompassing twelve current European countries; both were created around the same time in nineteenth century, but each of them...
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