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Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, U. S. A.

 
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0598
Creator
Places
St. Louis (Missouri [United States])
Missouri (United States)
United States
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Missouri Botanical Garden / St. Louis, U. S. A.

The Italian or formal garden. The statue of Juno is a reproduction of an antique in the National Museum at Naples

EXHIBITION

Transplanting the Renaissance: Italian Villa Gardens in America, 1900-1940
May-August 2018

These side-by-side cards (compare to this) provide a visual representation of how both individual elements (fountains, arbors, statues, and terraces) and the broader principles of Italian garden design were translated into an American context. The American gardens retain the classical formality without re-creating the decay and overgrowth of the older Italian models, allowing tradition and modernization to coexist.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.094
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0598
Creator
Places
St. Louis (Missouri [United States])
Missouri (United States)
United States
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard

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