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Image from page 59 of "European and Japanese gardens; papers read before the American Institute of Architects .." (1902)

Identifier: europeanjapanese01brow

Title: European and Japanese gardens; papers read before the American Institute of Architects ..

Year: 1902 (1900s)

Authors: Brown, Glenn, 1854-1932 Hamlin, A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster), 1855-1926 Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951 Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931 Honda, Kinkichiro, 1850-1921

Subjects: Gardens Gardens

Publisher: Philadelphia, H.T. Coates & Co.

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

  

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The Central Fountain CYPRESSES SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE SKY Villa Albani, Rome the Boboli and other gardens are so delightful and restful aresort. Closely cropped grass is used only as an accessory featurein the Italian formal gardens. The lawn, for its own sake,rarely figures in the Italian designs except in those large, pub-lic parks, which, like the Giardino Pincio and the Borghesegardens at Rome, serve a function like that of our city parks.The nearest approach to the lawn per se in the villas is in thegrassy amphitheatres of some of the larger gardens like the 45 The Italian Formal Garden

 

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European and Japanese Gardens Boboli at Florence, belonging to the Pitti Palace, and theBorghese at Rome. These were terraced to afford an arenaand open-air seating for athletic sports and mummeries in theolden time, and may not always have been covered with grass,but they are very beautiful in their present condition of refresh-ing greenness. IV. The garden, thus treated, was, as I have said, designedunder special conditions and for a particular purpose. It was

  

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