The Gardens of the Vatican

The Gardens of the Vatican

Book - 2009
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Grand Central Pub
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." Reflecting the general history of gardening, the several gardens in the Vatican span worlds the Persian-influenced quadrant gardens of the Teuton Cemetery and the Secret garden (adorned with lemon-trees in pots) are joined by gardens in the Italian, French, and English styles. The book is also rich in anecdote and detail: Pope John XXIII liked to ramble along the pathways and chat with the gardeners whereas 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. This gorgeously illustrated book offers a fascinating and inspiring glimpse of a bachelors' refuge, through nearly a millennium of history.


Baker & Taylor
Features Vatican City's gardens, the myriad cultures that influence its landscaped areas, the historic relics that adorn specific gardens, and the infusion of a pope's preference into a garden.

Mbi Pub Co
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." Reflecting the general history of gardening, the several gardens in the Vatican span worlds ? the Persian-influenced quadrant gardens of the Teuton Cemetery and the Secret garden (adorned with lemon-trees in pots) are joined by gardens in the Italian, French, and English styles. The book is also rich in anecdote and detail: Pope John XXIII liked to ramble along the pathways and chat with the gardeners whereas 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. This gorgeously illustrated book offers a fascinating and inspiring glimpse of a bachelors' refuge, through nearly a millennium of history.


Blackwell North Amer
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." Reflecting the general history of gardening, the several gardens in the Vatican span worlds — the Persian-influenced quadrant gardens of the Teuton Cemetery and the Secret garden (adorned with lemon-trees in pots) are joined by gardens in the Italian, French, and English styles. The book is also rich in anecdote and detail: Pope John XXIII liked to ramble along the pathways and chat with the gardeners whereas 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. This gorgeously illustrated book offers a fascinating and inspiring glimpse of a bachelors' refuge, through nearly a millennium of history.


Baker
& Taylor

A lavishly photographed tribute to eight centuries of papal gardens reveals the myriad cultural influences that have shaped the Vatican's landscape areas while offering insight into the historical relics that adorn specific gardens and the ways in which historical popes have infused their preferences.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2009
Edition: First Frances Lincoln edition
ISBN: 9780711229709
Branch Call Number: 712.6094 DOBBS
Characteristics: 159 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Dobbs, Kildare 1923-

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Sep 04, 2017

I first read this when it came out in 2009. I recently watched the Young Pope on HBO and the Vatican gardens they showed were so beautiful, it reminded me to read this book again. The pictures are stunning and the stories interesting.

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