The Gardens of the Vatican

ISBN: 9780711229709 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2009 Autor: Linda Kooluris Dobbs, Kildare Dobbs Editură: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 160 Stoc: La comandă

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Twenty-seven years in the making, The Gardens of the Vatican is a private photographic tour of eight centuries of 'green thoughts in a green shade'. The several gardens in the Vatican territory reflect the history of gardens in general. In addition to the Persian-influenced quadrant gardens of the Teuton Cemetery and the Secret garden, adorned with lemon-trees in pots, there are gardens in the Italian, French and English styles.


The book is rich in anecdote and detail: Pope John XXIII liked to ramble along the pathways and chat with the gardeners. His predecessor Pius XII wanted solitude, so the gardeners were obliged to hide. There is a fragment of the Berlin Wall, a Chinese pavilion given by the Catholics of that country, and a gnarled old olive tree transplanted from Gethsemane in the Holy Land.

The Gardens of the Vatican offers a fascinating and inspiring glimpse of a bachelor's refuge, through eight centuries of history.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Linda Kooluris Dobbs, Kildare Dobbs
Data Publicarii
2009
Editura
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Inaltime
29.2
Latime
26
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
160
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