RUSSELL, V: Edith Wharton’s Italian Gardens

Russell, Vivian. Edith Wharton’s Italian Gardens. Frances Lincoln, 1997. ISBN: 9780711211551. Unmarked. Loose binding and some edge wear on boards. Unclipped dust jacket. Acceptable in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30932) $16.00

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Beautifully illustrated.

In 1903 Edith Wharton was commissioned by Century Magazine to write a series of articles on Italian villas and gardens. Vivian Russell photographed the best surviving gardens from her book and tells the story of how each one was made, describing the patrons and architects who created the gardens and explores their hidden symbolic meaning.