Of Gardens
& Books

Of Gardens
& Books

April 28 – September 9, 2018

The exhibition invites visitors to discover a major cultural phenomenon: the constant interchange between garden and book, and within book and garden.

Reference will be made to Eden, epic gardens, the purgatory garden, the gardens of Venus and the Virgin Mary Garden, and to Poliphilo’s Strife of Love in a Dream as a pattern book for European gardens. Orlando Furioso makes up the subtext for the Gardens of Bomarzo; a key passage of Paradise Lost will be the aesthetic point of origin of the English Garden while Goethe’s Elective Affinities and garden visions, dreams and projects of great authors will be dealt with.