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The Italian Garden

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The Italian Garden is part restoration story, part vicarious travel accounts with chapters on the history of the Italian garden scattered throughout. Complete with gardening notes by Paul Bangay, one of Australia’s leading landscapers and gardening authorities, this book delves into the tale of how Bangay, along with Monash University, transformed an old car park at the university’s Prato campus into a lavish Tuscan garden.

With chapters that delve into the Renaissance and the troubled history of Prato, along with stunning photography throughout, The Italian Garden is sure to inspire.

The Italian Garden features:
  • Hardcover, 176 pages.
  • Edited by Cecilia Hewlett and Narelle McAuliffe.
  • Gardening notes by Paul Bangay.
  • Details the story of how Bangay restored an old car park in the Tuscan town of Prato and transformed it into a Renaissance-inspired garden.
  • Divided into four main parts: A Garden Once More, Creating An Italian Garden, The Italian Renaissance Garden & Its Legacy and A City of Merchants & Miracles.
  • Inspiring photography throughout by Simon Griffiths.
  • Begins with a foreword penned by Carla Zampatti AC.
  • Includes an introduction by John Nieuwenhuysen.
  • Further reading, image credits, acknowledgements, endnotes and notes on contributors at the back of the book.
  • Published by Thames & Hudson.

Dimensions: 18.5cm (l) x 23.5cm (h) x 2.5cm (w).


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