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on June 28, 2014
Whether you've visited it or not (I have), this book is enriching because each chapter looks at La Foce from a different perspective. The founders' grand-daughter synthesizes the fascinating history of the garden, the estate, and the region, accompanied by illuminating period photographs. The photographer offers, and comments on, a hundred varied photos. The artist shares her informative and analytical notes along with her drawings. And an expert situates Cecil Pinsent's work in garden design history. This is a book for specialists that can be enjoyed by amateurs as well.
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on February 13, 2012
This is a beautifully illustrated book depicting an ancient villa near Siena, Italy, which was restored before the second world war. An Italian aristocrat married a wealthy Anglo/ American woman who was acquainted with an English landscape architct and the three of them created gardens that we now consider classic formal italian landscaping. The woman kept a diary of the work on the gardens and villa and the second world war coming into the estate, published as " War in Val d'Orcia". Invaluable records.
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on October 28, 2015
Beautiful book, beautiful region of Italy. We spent 19 days in Italy with a week at La Foce and enjoyed those seven days the most. The estate is more beautiful than the pictures in the book.
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on June 7, 2014
Gorgeous garden and beautiful book with fascinating history. Gave it to a friend as a gift. She and her husband lived nearby and it was a pleasure to see her reaction when I gave her the book.
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on May 1, 2016
A lovely oasis in Tuscany.
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on April 12, 2015
This is a beautiful book. I have actually visited La Foce, the place; it's even more beautiful.
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on November 6, 2015
Beautiful book if you have ever visited La Foce.
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on December 24, 2012
Fabulous photography and great story by the daughter of the woman who restored the villa and created the gardens. Enough said by me.
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on January 2, 2015
Great price for a great book about La Foce.
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on June 16, 2014
Purchased in anticipation of upcoming trip. We have reservations on this property and wanted to check it out ahead of our stay.
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