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Roman Gardens: Villas of the Countryside is the first in a two-volume set; the second, Roman Gardens: Villas of the City, was published in 1998. In this volume, photographer Roberto Schezen, together with Italian art historian Marcello Fagiolo, explores the fantastic villas and great gardens located within a thirty-mile radius around Rome, in the region of Lazio...
The wealthy and cultured cardinals and princes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries built rural retreats with elaborate gardens that came to define the giardino all'italiana. In many cases they built directly on the ruins of the villas of ancient emperors. This area of villae tuscolanae, featured in the writings of Cicero and others, remains legendary today. The engaging text traces the history of the Roman garden -- its character drawn from the rich cultural mix of Mediterranean, Latin, and Etruscan heritages -- and the inseparable relationship of Renaissance and baroque villas and gardens to those of antiquity...
Illustrated with 240 lush color photographs, this volume celebrates twelve gardens in the Roman countryside (many closed to the public and shown here for the first time), including the archetypal Hadrian's Villa, Villa d'Este at Tivoli and its famous waterworks, the spectacular Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola, and the legendary "villa of the monsters" of Vicino Orsini at Bomarzo. The gardens encompass the entire villa's grounds and include architectural treasures, hanging gardens, elaborate fountains and water games, statues, paintings, and frescoes. These remarkable sites portray the 'culture of the garden' -- the idea of architecture and garden conceived as one total work of art.

See photos Roman Gardens: Villas of the Countryside http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1885254571/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

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See photos Gardens Of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1566393132/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&qid=&sr=

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See photos Song and Garden Birds of North america [ Water Prey and Game birds~Two volume Set http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000GTBICY/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&qid=&sr=

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See photos  A Village Year http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0906671388/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos The American Horticultural Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening: Fruits and Berries http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000AZBI9M/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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 See photos Introductory Soils http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001PRS8PG/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos The American Horticulture Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening: Houseplants http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00266HWHK/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos The American Horticulture Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening: Tomatoes http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00266HYHS/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos   The American Horticulture Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening~ Bulbs http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001O3QYW0/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos The American Horticulture Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening: Lawns http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00266JLX8/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos The American Horticulteral Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening (Annuals)  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000E3C95M/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos Fundamentals Of Gardening - The American Horticultural Society Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Gardening http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000TQ10YK/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos Gardening Under Glass and Lights: The American Horticultural Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000TRHN6I/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos Container Gardening (The American Horticultural Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000AS78FM/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
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See photos The American Horticultural Society Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening (Landscaping) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000E3FR4C/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
 
 
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See photos The World of the Japanese Garden: From Chinese Origins to Modern Landscape Art http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0834800292/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~``
 
 
 
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See photos The Perennial Garden: Color Harmonies Through the Seasons http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0875961231/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid

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See photos The English Garden http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0718121910/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=  

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See photos Great Green Book Of Garden Secrets - Handy Hints, Timely Tonics, And Super Solutions To Turn Your Yard into a Green Garden Paradise...  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000UKOGLE/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=  

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See photos The Victorian Gardener: The Growth of Gardening & the Floral World http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0750940433/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid

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See photos The Front Garden: New Approaches to Landscape Design http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0395552370/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

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See photos Backyard Problem Solver by Jerry Baker  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0922433429/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

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See photos The Scented Room  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/051756081X/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

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See photos Waterfalls, Fountains, Pools & Streams: Designing & Building Water Features in Your Garden http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/080699665X/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=  

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See photos The Complete Guide to Creative Landscapes : Designing, Building, and Decorating Your Outdoor Home (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0865735794/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid

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See photos The Big Book of Gardening Skills http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0882667955/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=   

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See photos Complete Guide to Flower Gardening http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0696000571/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid

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See photos The Weekend Garden Guide: Work Saving Ways to a Beautiful Backyard http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0878579338/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=  

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See photos Potted Gardens: A Fresh Approach to Container Gardening http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0517704579/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=  

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 See photos Curiosities of the Plant Kingdom http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0876632029/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=   

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 See photos Tree Wounds and Diseases, Their Prevention and Treatment with a Special Chapter on Fruit Trees http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000HG6JPC/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

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See photos Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0881921793/ref=olp_page_2?ie=UTF8&condition=used&startIndex=10 

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See photos Caribbean Wild Plants and Their Uses http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0333409116/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid

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See photos Medicinal mushrooms: The History, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Folk Uses for Modern Times http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000728T90/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used 

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See photos  Wildflowers of Western America http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/039449363X/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid

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See photos Growing Orchids 2: The Cattleyas and Other Epiphytes http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0917304209/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

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See photos Orchid Flowers: Their Pollination and Evolution http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0870240692/ref=olp_tab_collectible?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible

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See photos The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0095W57QG/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

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See photos **1793 Edition** The Practical Farmer: Being a New and Compendious System of Husbandry Adapted to the Different Soils and Climates of America, Containing the Mechanical, Chemical, and Philosophical Elements of Agriculture http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005CRSBYI/ref=dp_olp_collectible_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible 

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 See photos The tree worker's manual http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0006EN8TA/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid=

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See photos  Fern Lessons From the Los Angeles International Fern Society [ thick-heavy looseleaf bound] http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004BKNSY0/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid=

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 See photos  Chemistry of vegetable Tannins http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003MQR3FY/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid=

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See photos First Flowers of Our Wilderness  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005KDHRRQ/ref=dp_olp_used_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=used

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 See photos  Plant Structures: A  Textbook of Botany http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00087X6U6/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid=

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