Bibliography

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General reference books:

Adams, William Howard. Gardens Through History: Nature Perfected. Abbeville Press, 1991.

Allain, Yves-Marie et Christiany, Janine. L’Art des jardins en Europe. Paris: Citadelles &
Mazenod, 2006.

Amari, Monica. Giardini Regali. Fascino e immagini del verde nelle grandi dinastie: dai Medici agli Asburgo. Milano: Electa, 1998.

Assunto, Rosario. Teorie del giardinaggio nell'estetica romantica; in Giuseppe Jappelli e il suo Tempo. Padova: Liviana, 1982.

Azzi Visentini, Margherita. L’arte dei giardini. Scritti teorici e pratici dal XIV al XIX secolo. Milano, 1999.

Baridon, Michel. Les jadins: paysagistes, jardiniers, poètes. Paris: Laffont, Colloection Bouquinis, 1998.

Baridon, Michel. Naissance et renaissance du paysage. Arles, France: Actes Sud, 2006.

Barlow Roberts, Elizabeth, S. Eustis, Elizabeth, Bidwell, John. Romantic Gardens. Nature, Art and Landscape Design. Jaffrey: David R. Godine, 2011.


Bazin, Germain. Paradeisos, ou l’art du jardin. Paris: Chêne, 1988.


Bénetière, Marie-Hélène. Jardin, vocabulaire typologique et technique. Paris: éditions du
Patrimoine, 2000.

Bennett, Jackie. The writer's garden. How gardens inspired our best-loved authors. London, 2014.

Benoist-Méchin, Jacques. L'homme et ses jardins, ou les métamorphoses du Paradis terrestre. Paris: Albin Michel, 1975.

Berrall, Julia S. The Garden, an illustrated history. Viking Press, 1966.

Brown, Jane. The Pursuit of Paradise: A Social History of Gardens and Gardening. HarperCollins, 1999.


Brunon, Hervé. Jardins de sagesse en Occident. Paris: Le Seuil, 2014.

Cabe, Linda Marie. Sets of painted views of gardens, c. 1728-1740, and the relationship between garden design and painting in England in the first half of the eighteenth century. Yale University, 1988.

Calvano, Teresa. Viaggio nel pittoresco, il giardino inglese tra arte e natura. Roma: Donzelli editore, 1996.

Campbell-Culver, Maggie.  The Origin of Plants. Headline, 2000.


Campbell, Susan. Walled Kitchen Gardens. Buckinghamshire: Shire Publications Ltd, 1998.

Cazzato, Vincenzo; Fagiolo, Massimo; Giusti, Adriana. Teatri di Verzura. La scena del giardino dal Barocco al Novecento. Firenze: Edifir, 1993.

Charageat, Marguerite. L’Art des jardins. Paris, 1930.

Clark, H.F. The English Landscape Garden. London: Pleiades Book Ltd., 1948.

Clemente, Gilles. Une Brève Histoire du jardin. Paris: JC Béhar, 2011.

Clifford, Derek. A history of garden design. London; Faber & Faber, 1962.

Coffin, D. R. The English Garden, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Colette, Florence et Périgard-Méa, Denise. Le Temps des jardins, catalogue d’exposition.
Seine-et-Marne, 1992.

Conan, Michel. Dictionnaire historique de l’art des jardins. Paris: Hazan, 1997.

Conan, Michel, ed. Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 22. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2000.

Conan, Michel, ed. Landscape Design and the Experience of Motion. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 24. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2003.

Conan, Michel. Essais de poetique des jardins. Firenze, 2004.

D'Angelo, Paolo. Filosofia del paesaggio. Macerata: Quodlibet, 2010.

de Bay, Philip. Bolton, James. Gardenmania. London: Thames & Hudson, 2000.

De Chimay, Jacqueline. Les jardins a travers le monde. Hachette, 1962.

Dionisio, Agnese. Dal paesaggio alla città. Teorie e progetti in Europa. Milano, 2006.

Enge, Torsten Olaf and Schröer Carl Friedrich. Gartenkunst in Europa 1450-1800. Taschen, 1999.

von Falkes, Jakob. Der Garten: seine Kunst und Kunstgeschichte. Berlin, 1884.

Fariello, Francesco. Architettura dei giardini. Roma: Edizioni dell'Ateneo, 1967.

Girardin, René-Louis de. De la composition des paysages. Paris: P. M. Delaguette, 1777.

Giubbini, Guido. Storie di giardini. Torino: Adarte, 2012.


Godeau, Jérôme. Volcouve, Madeleine, Les mots du jardin. Paris, 1997.


Gothein, Marie Luise. History of Garden Art. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1966.

Granziera, Patrizia. The ideology of the English landscape garden, 1720-1750. University of Warwick, September 1996.

Grimal, Pierre. L'art des jardins. Paris: P.U.F., 1954.


Grisebach, August. Der Garten. Leipzig, 1910.

Hartmann, Günter. Die Ruine im Landschaftgarten. Worms: Werner, 1981.

Hirschfeld, Christian Cay Lorenz. Theorie der Gartenkunst. Leipzig, 1785.


Hobhouse, Penelope. Plants in Garden History. Pavilion, 1994.


Hunt, John Dixon and Willis, Peter. The Genius of the Place: The English Landscape Garden 1620-1820. Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press, 1975.

Hunt, John Dixon. The Figure in the Landscape: Painting and Gardening during the Eighteenth Century. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1976.

Hunt, John Dixon. Garden and Grove: The Italian Renaissance Garden in the English Imagination 1600-1750. London: Dent, 1986.

Hunt, John Dixon. Gardens and the Picturesque. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1992.

Hunt, John Dixon. Greater Perfections: The Practice of Garden Theory. Thames & Hudson, 2000.

Hunt, John Dixon. The picturesque garden in Europe.  London: Thames & Hudson, 2002.

Hunt, John Dixon. A World of Gardens. London: Reaktion, 2012.

Hussey, Christopher. The Picturesque: A Study in a Point of View. London: Frank Cass, 1967.

Impelluso, Lucia. Giardini, orti e labirinti. Milano: Electa, 2005.

Jacques, David. On the Supposed Chineseness of the English Landscape Garden. In: Garden History Society, Vol. 18, n. 2, 1990, pp. 180-191.

Jellicoe, Geoffrey, and Susan Jellicoe. The Landscape of Man: Shaping the Environment from Prehistory to the Present Day. London: Thames & Hudson, 1989.

Kluckert, Ehrenfried. Gartenkunst in Europa. Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Ullmann, 2008.

Le Dantec ean-Pierre. Jardins et paysages. Textes critiques de l’antiquité à nos jours. Paris, 2003.

Leslie, Michael, and John Dixon Hunt, eds. Cultural History of Gardens. 6 vols. London: Berg, 2011.

Letouzey Yvonne. Le jardin des plantes à la croisée des chemins avec André Thouin, 1747-1824. Paris, 1989.

Mabil, Luigi. Teoria dell’arte de’ giardini. Bassano, 1801.

Malacarne, Vincenzo. Del giardino. Discorso accademico. Saluzzo, 1795.

Maims, Edward. English Landscaping and Literature 1660-1840. London: Oxford University Press, 1966.

Maresca, Paola. Giardini, mode e architetture insolite. Firenze: Pontecorboli, 2004.

Maresca, Paola. Il giardino e il fantastico. Firenze, Pontecorboli, 2005.

Maresca, Paola. Il giardino e l'immaginario. Firenze: Pontecorboli, 2006.

Mosser, Monique, Teyssot, George, L'architettura dei giardini d'Occidente. Milano: Electa, 1990.

Oechslin, Werner. Palladianismus. Andrea Palladio - Kontinuität von Werk und Wirkung. Gta Verlag, 2008.

Panzini, Franco. Per i piaceri del popolo. L’evoluzione del giardino pubblico in Europa dalle origini al XX secolo. Bologna, 1993.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Picturesque Garden and its Influence outside the British isles. Washington: Dumbarton Oaks, 1974.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Genesis of the Picturesque. In: Architectural Review,, 1944.

Pindemonte, Ippolito. Dissertazione sui giardini inglesi e sul merito di ciò in Italia. Padova, 1792.

Pizzoni, Filippo. Il giardino arte e storia. Milano: Leonardo Arte, 1997.

Pogue Harrison, Robert. Gardens. An essay on the human condition. Chicago, 2008.

Prest, John Michael. The Garden of Eden: the botanic garden and the re-creation of Paradise. New Heaven: Yale University Press, 1981.

Price, Uvedale. Essays on the Picturesque as compared with the sublime and the beautiful and, on the use of studying pictures, for the purpose of improving real landscape. London: J. Mawman, 1810.

Strong, Roy.  The Artist and the Garden. Yale University Press, 2000.

Symes, Michael. A Glossary of Garden History. Buckinghamshire: Shire Publications Ltd, 2006.

Thacker, Christopher. The History of Gardens. London and Beckenham: Croom Helm, 1979.

Turner, Tom. English Garden Design. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collector's Club, 1986.

Turner, Tom. Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000BC–2000 AD. Spon Press, 2005.

van Zuylen, Gabrielle. The Garden: Visions of Paradise. Hudson, 1995.

van Zuylen, Gabrielle. Tous les jardins du monde. Gallimard, 1994.

Vercelloni, Matteo and Virgilio. L'invenzione del giardino occidentale. Milano: Jaca Book, 2009.

Vezzosi, Alessandro. Il giardino romantico. Firenze: Alinea, 1986.

Walpole, Horace. The modern taste in gardening. Strawberry Hill: private press, 1771.

Weltman-Aron, Brigitte. On Other Grounds: Landscape Gardening and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century England and France. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press, 2001.

Willis, Peter. Furor Hortensis: Essays on the history of the English landscape garden. Edinburgh: Elysium Press Ltd, 1974.

Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim, ed. Places of Commemoration. Search for Identity and Landscape Design. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 19. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2001.

Zanghieri, Luigi. Storia del giardino e del paesaggio. Il verde nella cultura occidentale. Firenza: Leo Olschki, 2003.

Zoppi, Mariella. Storia del giardino europeo. Bari: Laterza, 1995.


On the representation of gardens:

Carpi, Daniela. Franci, Giovanna. Silvani Giovanna. Raccontare i giardini. Angelo Guerini e associati, 1993.

Fariello, Angela. I giardini nella letteratura. Dal giardino classico al giardino paesistico. Roma: Bulzoni, 1998.

Frank, Martina. Giardini dipinti. Il giardino nella pittura europea dal Medioevo al primo Novecento. Verona, 2008.

Fryberger, Betsy G. The Changing Garden. Four centuries of European and American art. Stanfors, 2003.

Uerscheln, Gabriele. The Flower Book by Edward-Burne-Jones. Köln, 1994.

Venturi, Gianni. Le scene dell'Eden. Teatro, arte, giardini nella letteratura italiana. Ferrara: Bovolenta, 1979.

VV. AA. La letteratura e i giardini. Atti del convegno internazionale di studi di Verona - Garda, 2-5 ottobre 1985. Firenze: Olschki, 1987.

VV.AA. Oasen der Stille. Die Grosse Landschaftsgaerten in Mitteleuropa. Wien, 2008.


On follies and garden buildings:

Buxbaum, Tim. Icehouses. Oxford: Shire, 2014.

Campbell, Gordon. The hermit in the garden. From Imperial Rome to ornamental gnome. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Dams, Bernd, Zega, Andrew. La folie de bâtir. Pavillons d'agrément et folies sous l'Ancient Régime. Paris, 1995.

Hansell, Peter and Jean. Dovecotes. Oxford: Shire, 1988.

Holmes, Caroline. Follies of Europe. Architectural extravaganzas. London, 2008.

Jackson, Hazelle. Shell houses and grottoes. Oxford: Shire, 2001.

Rowan, Alistair. Garden buildings. Watford: Country Life Books, 1968.

Rutherford, Sarah with Lovie, Jonathan. Georgian garden buildings. Oxford: Shire, 2012.

Symes, Michael. Garden Sculpture. Shire, 1996.

Whitelaw W., Jeffry. Follies. Oxford: Shire, 1982.


English gardens:

Amherst, the Hon. Alicia. A History of Gardening in England. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1895.

Anthony, John. Discovering Period Gardens. Buckinghamshire: Shire Publications Ltd, 1992.

Batey, Mavis and Lambert, David. The English garden tour. London: John Murray Ltd, 1990.

Conway, Hazel. Public Parks. Buckinghamshire: Shire Publications, 1996.

Fleming, Laurence and Gore, Alan. The English Garden. London: Michael Joseph Press, 1979.

Harris, J. and Johnson, H. The Garden. A Celebration of One Thousand Years of British Gardening. London: New Perspective, 1979.

Quest-Riston, Charles. The English garden. A social history. Viking, 2001.

Stainton, Lindsay. British Landscape Watercolours 1600-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

VV. AA. The Garden Book. Phaidon Press Limited, 2000.

Williams, Robert. Rural Economy and the Antique in the English Landscape Garden. In: Journal of Garden History, Vol. 7, n. 1, 1987, pp. 73-96.

Williamson, Tom. Polite Landscapes: Gardens and Society in Eighteenth-Century England. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1995.


French gardens:

Adams, William Howard. The French Garden: 1500-1800. George Braziller, 1979.

Baridon, Michel. A History of the Gardens of Versailles. Translated by Adrienne Mason. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Bénetière, Marie-Hélène et Boura, Frédérique. Jardins en Alsace : quatre siècles d’histoire.
Lyon: éditions Lieux-dits, 2010.

Cayeux, Jean de. Hubert Robert et les jardins. Paris: Herscher, 1987.

Hunt, John Dixon, and Michel Conan, with the assistance of Claire Goldstein, eds. Tradition and Innovation in French Garden Art: Chapters of a New History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Ménahèze, Sophie Le. L’Invention du jardin Romantique en France 1761–1808. Preface by Michel Baridon. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: Editions Spiralinthe, 2001.

Mollet, André. Le jardin de plaisir. Stockholm, 1651.

Racine, Michel, ed. Créateurs de jardins et des paysages: En France. 2 vols. Versailles, France: École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, 2001.

Spray, Emma C. Utopia's Garden: French Natural History from Old Regime to Revolution. University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Wiebenson, Dora. The Picturesque Garden in France. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978.

Woodbridge, Kenneth. Princely Gardens. The Origins and Development of the French Formal Style. London: Thames & Hudson, 1986.


German gardens:

Erdmute, Alex. La delizia del giardino, il giardino delle delizie. I giardini storici più belli della Germania. Regensburg, 2003.

Maier-Solgk, Frank, and Andeas Greuter. Landschaftsgärten in Deutschland. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1997.

Regionalverband Regionalverband Ruhr, and Udo Weilacher. Feldstudien: Zur neuen Ästhestik urbaner Landwirtschaft. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 2010.

Schmidt, Erika, Wilfried Hansmann, and Jörg Gamer. Garten, Kunst, Geschichte: Festschrift für Dieter Hennebo zum 70. Geburtstag. Worms am Rhein, Germany: Werner, 1994.

Schopf, Regina von. Barockgärten in Westfalen. Worms am Rhein, West Germany: Werner, 1988.

Wimmer, Clemens Alexander, ed. Geschichte der Garten theorie. Darmstadt, West Germany: Wissenschafliche Buchgesellschaft, 1989.


Italian gardens:

Azzi Visentini, Margherita. Il giardino veneto, storia e conservazione. Milano: Electa, 1988.

Bolton, Arthur T., and E. March Phillipps, eds. The Gardens of Italy: With Historical and Descriptive Notes. London: County Life, 1919.

Caregaro Negrin, Antonio. Scritti sui giardini. Torino: Umberto Allemandi & C., 2005.


Cazzato, Vincenzo, ed. La memoria, il tempo, la storia: Nel giardino italiano fra ’800 e ’900. Rome: Istituto poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 2000.

Coffin, David R., ed. The Italian Garden. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1972.

Conforti Calcagni, Annamaria. Bei sentieri, lente acque. I giardini del Lombardo-Veneto. Milano: Il Saggiatore, 2007.


Conforti Calcagni, Annamaria. Bellissima è dunque la rosa. I giardini dalle signorie alla Serenissima. Milano: Il Saggiatore, 2003.

Conforti Calcagni, Annamaria. Una grande casa, cui sia di tetto il cielo. Il giardino nell'Italia del Novecento. Milano: Il Saggiatore, 2011.

Finotti, Fabio, ed. Melchiorre Cesarotti e le trasformazioni del paesaggio europeo. Trieste, Italy: University Press, 2010.

Harris, Dianne. The Nature of Authority: Villa Culture, Landscape and Representation in 18th-Century Lombardy. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003.

Hunt, John Dixon. The Venetian City Garden: Place, Typology, and Perception. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 2009.

Masson, Georgina. Italian Gardens. London: Thames & Hudson, 1961.

Sereni, Emilio. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape. Translated by R. Burr Litchfield. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Shepherd, J. C., and G. A. Jellicoe. Italian Gardens of the Renaissance. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993

Succi, Dario and Delnieri, Anna. Marco Ricci e il paesaggio Veneto del 700. Milano: Electa, 1993.

Tagliolini, Alessandro. Storia del giardino italiano: Gli artisti, l’invenzione, le forme, dall’antichità al XIX secolo. Florence: La Casa Usher, 1988.

Tagliolini, Alessandro. Il giardino italiano dell'Ottocento. Milano: Guerini e associati, 1990.

Wharton, Edith. Italian Villas and Their Gardens. New York: Century Company, 1904.


XVIII and XIX Century's manuals and guidebooks:

Alison, Archibald. Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste. 1790.

Alphand, Jean-Charles-Adolphe Alphand. L'art des jardins, parcs, promenades. Paris, 1886.

André, Edouard. L'art des jardins: traité général de la composition des parcs et jardins. Paris: Masson éditeur, 1817.

Angus, William. The seats of the Nobility and Gentry in Great Britain and Wales. 1787.

Anonymous. The rise and progress of the present taste in planting parks, pleasure grounds, gardens. 1767.

Bailly, Charles François. Manuel complet théorique et pratique du jardinier. Paris, 1829.

Birch, William. Les délices de la Grande Bretagne. 1791.

Campbell, Colen. Vitruvius Britannicus, or, The British architect : containing the plans, elevations, and sections of the regular buildings, both publick and private, in Great Britain, with variety of new designs ... London, 1715.

Castell, Robert. The villas of the ancients illustrated. London, 1728.

Chambers, William. Designs of Chinese buildings, furniture, dresses, machines and utensils. 1757.

Chambers, William. A dissertation on oriental gardening. London: W. Griffin, 1772.

De Ligne, Charles Joseph. Coup d'oeil sur Beloeil et sur une grande partie des jardins de l'Europe, 1781.

Duchesne, Antoine Nicolas. Sur la formation des jardins. 1775.

Dézallier d'Argenville, A.J. La théorie et la pratique du jardinage. 1709.

Gilpin, William. Remarks on Forest Scenary. 1791.

Gilpin, William. Three Essays on Picturesque Beauty; on Picturesque Travel; and on Sketching Landscape: to which is added a poem, on Landscape Painting. 1792.

Girardin, René-Louis de. De la composition des paysages. Paris: P. M. Delaguette, 1777.

Harcourt, Francois Henri (Duc d'). Traité de la décoration des dehors, des jardins, et des parcs. 1775.

Hirschfeld, Christian Cay Lorenz. Theorie der Gartenkunst. Leipzig, 1785.

Krafft, J.C. Plans des plus beaux jardins pittoresques de France, d'Angleterre et d'Allemagne. 1809.

Laborde, Alexandre. Description des nouveaux jardins de la France et de ses anciens châteaux. 1790.

Lalos, J. De la composition des parcs et des jardins pittoresque. Paris: Lottin de Saint Germaine, 1817.

Langley, Batty. New Principles of Gardening. London, 1728.

Le Rouge, Georges-Louis. Détails des nouveaux jardins à la mode. Paris, 1772–1788.

London, George and Wise, Henry. The Compleat Gard'ner; or, Directions for Cultivating and Right Ordering of Fruit-Gardens and Kitchen Gardens, London, 1699.

Loudon, John Claudius. An Encyclopedia of gardening. Comprising the theory and the practice of horticulture, floriculture, arboriculture and landscape-gardening. London: Longman, 1822.

Mabil, Luigi. Teoria dell’arte de’ giardini. Bassano, 1801.

Morel, Jean Marie. La Théorie del jardins. 1776.

Price, Uvedale. An essay on the Picturesque. 1794.

Repton, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening. 1794.

Repton, Humphry. Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. 1803.


Repton, Humphry. An Inquiry into the Changes of Taste in Landscape Gardening, with some Observations on its Theory and Practice. 1806.


Robinson, William. The wild garden. London, 1881.

Shenstone, William. Unconnected Thoughts on Gardening. 1764.

Silva, Ercole. Dell'arte dei giardini inglesi. Milano: Genio Tipografico, 1801.

Thaouin, Gabriel. Plans raisonnés de toutes les espèces de jardins. Paris, 1820.

Walpole, Horace. The modern taste in gardening. Strawberry Hill: private press, 1771.

Watelet, Claude Henri. Essai sur les jardins.1774.

Watt, William. The seats of the Nobility and Gentry in a collection of the most interesting and picturesque views. 1779.

Whately, Thomas. Observations on Modern Gardening. London 1770.


Oriental gardens:

Chambers, William. A dissertation on oriental gardening. London: W. Griffin, 1772.

Cheng, Ji. The craft of gardens (Yuan Ye). New Heaven: Yale University Press, 1988.


Chung, Fan Tsen. Chinese fables and anti-Walpole Journalism. In: Review of English studies, vol. XXV n.98, April 1999, pp. 141-151.


Congzhou, Chen. Chinese Gardens, Shangai: Tongji University Press, 1984.


Conner, Patrick. China and the Landscape Garden: Reports, Engravings, Misconceptions. In: Art History , Vol. 2, n. 4, December 1979, pp. 429-439.


Erdberg, Eleonor von. Chinese Influence on European Garden Structures. Cambridge Mass.: Bremer W. Pond., 1936.

Graham, Dorothy. Chinese Gardens. New York, 1938.

Gray, Basil. Lord Burlington and Father Ripa's Chinese Engravings. In: British Museum Quarterly, XXII, 1957-60, pp.40-43.

Jacques, David. On the Supposed Chineseness of the English Landscape Garden. In: Garden History Society, Vol. 18, n. 2, 1990, pp. 180-191.


Keswick, Maggie. The Chinese Garden. History, Art & Architecture. London, 1978.


Liu, Yu. Seeds of a differet Eden. Chinese gardening ideas and a new English easthetic ideal. The Universitiy of South Carolina Press. 2008.


M. Li Lillian. The Garden of Perfect Brightness. MIT, 2012.


Maresca, Paola. Giardini e Oriente. Firenze: Angelo Pontecorboli Editore, 2006.


Perkins, Franklin. Leibniz and China. A commerce of light. Cambridge University Press. 2008.

Qingyu, Jiang. Yuanming Yuan Garden: Space Arrangement Principles among Italy and China in Eighteenth Century. PhD thesis. Politecnico di Torino, 2014.

Reichwein, Adolf. China and Europe. Intellectual and Artistic Contacts in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Atheneum, 1925.

Temple, sir William. Essay upon the gardens of Epicurus. 1685.

Van Key, Edwin J. Europe's Discovery of China and the Writing of the World History. In: The American Historical Review, Vol. II, 1971,  pp. 358-85.


People:

Charles Bridgeman

Willis, Peter. Charles Bridgeman. Edinburgh: Zwemmer, 1974.

Lancelot Brown

d'Amico, Masolino. Il giardiniere inglese. Milano: Skira, 2013.

Hinde, Thomas. Capability Brown: The story of a Master Gardener. New York: W.W.Norton, 1987.

Mayer, Laura. Capability Brown ad the English Landscape Garden. Shire Publications, 2011.

Stroud, Dorothy. Capability Brown. London: Faber and Faber, 1975.

Turner, Roger. Capability Brown and the Eighteenth Century English Landscape. New York: Rizzoli, 1985.

Lord Burlington

Bernard, Toby and Clark, Jane. Lord Burlington: Architecture, Art and Life. London: The Hambledon Press, 1995.

Gray, Basil. Lord Burlington and Father Ripa's Chinese Engravings. In: British Museum Quarterly, XXII, 1957-60, pp.40-43.

Harris, John. The Palladian Revival: Lord Burlington, his villa and garden at Chiswick. Yale University Press, 1994.

Wilton-Ely, J. Apollo and the Arts: Lord Burlington and his Circle. University Gallery, Nottingham, 1973.

William Chambers

Weiss, Thomas. Sir William Chambers und der Englisch-chinesische Garten in Europa. Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1995.

William Kent

Hunt, John Dixon. William Kent. Landscape Garden Designer. London, 1987.

Jourdain, Margaret. The work of William Kent, artist, painter, designer and landscape gardener. London: Country Life, 1948.

Mowl, Timothy. William Kent: architect, designer, opportunist. London: Jonathan Cape, 2006.

Weber, Susan. William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain. catalogue of the Exhibition. Yale University Press, 2013.

Wilson, Michael I. William Kent: Architect, Designer, Painter, Gardener, 1685-1748. London: Routledge Kegan & Paul, 1984.

Alexander Pope

Batey, Mavis. Alexander Pope. The Poet and the Landscape. Barn Elms 1999.

Clifford, L. James, A. Landa, Louis eds. Pope and his Contemporaries: Essays Presented to George Sherbum. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1949.

Martin, Peter. Pursuing Innocent Pleasures: The Gardening World of Alexander Pope. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1984.

Maynard, Mack. The Garden and the City: Retirement and Politics in the Later Poetry of Pope 1731-1743. London: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Humphry Repton

Daniels, Steven. Humphrey Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Stroud, Dorothy. Humphrey Repton. London: Country Life Limited, 1962.

John Ruskin

Collingwood, William Gershom. Ruskin relics. London, 1903.

Hunt, John Dixon. Ut pictura poesis, the picturesque, and John Ruskin, in: MLN, Vol. 93, No. 5, Comparative Literature (Dec., 1978), pp. 794-818. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hunt, John Dixon. The Wider Sea. A life of John Ruskin. London, 1982.

Ingram, David. The Gardens at Brantwood. Evolution of John Ruskin's Lakeland Paradise. London, 2014.

Tyas Cook, Edward and Alexandrea Wedderburn. The Library Edition of the works of John Ruskin. London, 1903-12.

Earl of Shaftesbury

Klein, Lawrence E. Shaftesburv and the Culture of Politeness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Liguori, Alessia. Il Conte e il suo giardino. Sguardo ai fondamenti della filosofia di Shaftesbury. Milano: Bruno Mondadori, 2011.

William Temple

Lang, S. and Pevsner, N. Sir William Temple and Sharawaggi. In:  L'Arte n. 6, Giugno 1969, pp. 392-394.

Horace Walpole

Chase, Isabel. Horace Walpole gardenis. princeton: Princeton University Press, 1943.

Kramnick, Isaac. Bolingbroke and his Circle: The Politics of Nostalgia in the Age Of. Walpole. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press,1968.


Places:

Brantwood

Collingwood, William Gershom. Ruskin relics. London, 1903.

Dearden, James. Brantwood: the story of John Ruskin's Coniston home. The Ruskin Foundation, Coniston, 2009.

Hanson, Bruce. Brantwood: John Ruskin's home 1872-1900. The Brantwood Trust, Coniston, 1994.

Ingram, David. The Gardens at Brantwood. Evolution of John Ruskin's lakeland paradise. London, 2014.

Chiswick

Harris, John. The Palladian Revival: Lord Burlington, his villa and garden at Chiswick. Yale University Press, 1994.

Sicca, Cinzia Maria. Lord Burlington at Chiswick: architecture and landscape. In: Garden History, vol. 10, no.2, spring 1982, pp. 36-69.

Spence, T. Chiswick House and its Gardens 1726-1732. In:  Burlington Magazine,Vol. 135, 1993, pp. 525-531.

Ermenonville

Promenade ou itinéraire des jardins d'Ermenonville. Paris, 1788.

Mazei, Geneviève. Ermenonville: l'histoire et la vie du village, le château et les jardins du marquis de Girardin, le souvenir de Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In: Groupe d'Etude des Monuments et Oeuvres d'art de l'Oise et du Beauvaisis, Bulletin 73-75, 1996.

Méréville

Mosser, Monique et Salomon, Jacqueline. Le jardin de Méréville. Paris: L'Yeuse, 2004.

Ninfa

Caracciolo, Marella e Pietromarchi, Giuppi. Il giardino di Ninfa. Torino: Allemandi, 1995.

Fiorani, Luigi. Ninfa. Una città, un giardino. Roma: L'erma, 1990.

Quest-Riston, Charles. Ninfa. The most romantic garden in the world. London, 2009.

Randall, Frederika. Day Trip; a secret garden. In: The New York Times, June 16 2002.

Selvaggiano

Finotti, Fabio. Melchiorre Cesarotti e le trasformazioni del paesaggio europeo. EUT: Trieste, 2010.

Pietrogrande, Antonella. Un'interpretazione veneta del nuovo giardino europeo: Selvaggiano, il ritiro campestre di Cesarotti. Monza, 1992.

Stowe

Clarke, G.B. Descriptions of Lord Cobham's gardens at Stowe. Aylesbury: Buckinghamshire Record Society, 1990.

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Robinson, J.M. Temples of Delight. Stowe Landscape Gardens. London: National Trust, 1990.

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Twickenham

Searle, John. A plan of Mr. Pope's Garden, as it was left at his Death: with a plan and perspective view of the grotto. London: R. Dodsley, 1745.

Versailles, Petit Trianon

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Wörlitz

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Yuanming Yuan

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Wong, tsu-Young. A Paradise Lost: The Imperial Garden Yuanming Yuan. University of Hawai'i Press, 2001.

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Poems, novels and other essays:

Delille, Jacques. Les jardins ou l'art d'emmbellir les paysages. Paris, 1782.

De Nerval, Gerard. Les filles du feu. Paris: D. Giraud, 1854.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Tübingen: Cotta, 1809.

Milton, John. Paradise Lost. London, 1667.

Payne Knight, Richard. The Landscape. London, 1794.

Pope, Alexander. Epistle to Lord Burlington. 1731.

Ruskin, John. The Nature of Gothic in The Stones of Venice. London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1851.

Rousseau, Jean Jacques. Julie ou La nouvelle Héloïse. Amsterdam, 1761.

Sand, George. La comtesse de Rudolstadt. Paris: L. de Potter, 1844.

Seriman, Zaccaria. Viaggi di Enrico Wanton alle terre incognite australi, ed ai regni delle scimie, e de' cinocefali. Berna, 1764.

Tasso, Torquato. La Gerusalemme Liberata. Venezia, 1580.