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Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of newperspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of itsdevelopment. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of ourknowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related totheir environment. * A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on gardenhistory * Essays demonstrate the extent of our knowledge of how thenatural world looked and how humans related to theirenvironment * The book's broad coverage includes botany and herbals, literaryreflections of changing ideas of landscape and nature, and human'splace within…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of newperspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of itsdevelopment. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of ourknowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related totheir environment. * A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on gardenhistory * Essays demonstrate the extent of our knowledge of how thenatural world looked and how humans related to theirenvironment * The book's broad coverage includes botany and herbals, literaryreflections of changing ideas of landscape and nature, and human'splace within it * Contributors come from a wide range of experts, includingarchaeologists, scholars and the librarian and archivist to theRoyal Horticultural Society * Reflects the growing emergence of this field, which has beenassisted both by archaeology and ideas from green studies andenvironmental criticism * Richly illustrated throughout

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 210
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. Februar 2012
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118232811
  • Artikelnr.: 37359519
Autorenporträt
Alexander Samson lectures on early modern Spain and Latin America at University College London. He is also the co-director of the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges. His research interests include Anglo-Spanish intercultural exchange, the marriage of Philip II and Mary Tudor, and the Golden Age comedia. He is the editor of The Spanish Match: Prince Charles's Journey to Madrid, 1623 (2006) and A Companion to Lope de Vega (with Jonathan Thacker, 2008).
Inhaltsangabe
Notes on contributors ix

Introduction Locus amoenus: gardens and horticulture in the Renaissance
Alexander Samson 1

1 The world of the Renaissance herbal
Brent Elliott 24

2 Clinging to the past: medievalism in the English 'Renaissance' garden
Paula Henderson 42

3 River gods: personifying nature in sixteenth-century Italy
Claudia Lazzaro 70

4 Dissembling his art: 'Gascoigne's Gardnings'
Susan C. Staub 95

5 'My innocent diversion of gardening': Mary Somerset's plants
Jennifer Munroe 111

6 Outdoor pursuits: Spanish gardens, the huerto and Lope de Vega's Novelas a Marcia Leonarda
Alexander Samson 124

7 Experiencing the past: the archaeology of some Renaissance gardens
Brian Dix 151

Index 183