Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment.A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden historyEssays demonstrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environmentThe book's broad coverage includes botany and herbals, literary reflections of changing ideas of landscape and nature, a
Locus Amoenus: Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance; Contents; Notes on contributors; Introduction Locus amoenus: gardens and horticulture in the Renaissance; 1: The world of the Renaissance herbal; 2: Clinging to the past: medievalism in the English 'Renaissance' garden; 3: River gods: personifying nature in sixteenth-century Italy; 4: Dissembling his art: 'Gascoigne's Gardnings'; 5: 'My innocent diversion of gardening': Mary Somerset's plants; 6: Outdoor pursuits: Spanish gardens, the huerto and Lope de Vega's Novelas a Marcia Leonarda
7: Experiencing the past: the archaeology of some Renaissance gardensIndex
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