The Gardens of Sallust

Author: Kim J. Hartswick
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292749546
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Pleasure gardens, or horti, offered elite citizens of ancient Rome a retreat from the noise and grime of the city, where they could take their leisure and even conduct business amid lovely landscaping, architecture, and sculpture. One of the most important and beautiful of these gardens was the horti Sallustiani, originally developed by the Roman historian Sallust at the end of the first century B.C. and later possessed and perfected by a series of Roman emperors. Though now irrevocably altered by two millennia of human history, the Gardens of Sallust endure as a memory of beauty and as a significant archaeological site, where fragments of sculpture and ruins of architecture are still being discovered. In this ambitious work, Kim Hartswick undertakes the first comprehensive history of the Gardens of Sallust from Roman times to the present, as well as its influence on generations of scholars, intellectuals, and archaeologists. He draws from an astonishing array of sources to reconstruct the original dimensions and appearance of the gardens and the changes they have undergone at specific points in history. Hartswick thoroughly discusses the architectural features of the garden and analyzes their remains. He also studies the sculptures excavated from the gardens and discusses the subjects and uses of many outstanding examples.

Gartenkultur im Spannungsfeld zwischen Arkadien und Soldatenfriedh fen

Author: Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
Publisher: Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München
ISBN: 3960910177
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Die Vortragsreihe „Sommerakademie Herrenhausen" wird gemeinsam von den Freunden der Herrenhäuser Gärten e.V., der Wilhelm-Busch-Gesellschaft e.V., den Herrenhäuser Gärten der Landeshauptstadt Hannover und dem Zentrum für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur (CGL) der Leibniz Universität Hannover durchgeführt. Die Vorträge werden in der Schriftenreihe der „Freunde", den Herrenhäuser Schriften, publiziert. Der Titel „Gartenkultur im Spannungsfeld zwischen Arkadien und Soldatenfriedhöfen" umreißt die Bandbreite an Themen zur Geschichte der Gartenkultur und zu aktuellen Aspekten der Naturaneignung, die 2014 im Rahmen der Sommerakademie Herrenhausen in zehn Vorträgen behandelt wurden.Eröffnet wurde die Sommerakademie mit dem Vortrag des Leibniz-Stiftungsprofessors Wenchao Li zu „Natur und Gärten bei Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz", mit dem erstmals ein Einblick in den Garten dieses Universalgelehrten geboten wurde. Die Gartenschriftstellerin Renate Hücking vermittelte ein Bild der bürgerlichen Gartenkultur der Goethezeit. Deutsch-indische Beziehungen in der Gartenkultur waren Gegenstand des Vortrags des ersten Herrenhausen-Fellows der „Freunde", Sumangala Holakere vom Indian Institute of Horticultural Research in Bangalore. Sie sprach über Werk und Wirken des Gartenbauwissenschaftlers und Landschaftsarchitekten Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel (1865-1956), der über viele Jahrzehnte in Indien tätig war. Perspektivische Vorstellungen zur Entwicklung von Hannovers kommunalen Gärten und Parks wurden vom Oberbürgermeister der Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Stefan Schostok, skizziert. Rolf Wernstedt, Vorsitzender des Landesverbands Niedersachsen des Volksbundes Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge, widmete sich dem Thema „Kriegsgräber – Ästhetik und Funktion des Massentodes".

Botanical Progress Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes

Author: Michel Conan
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884023272
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This book highlights the religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and concluding with a reflection on the future of horticulture in the present context of widespread environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.

Gardens of the Roman Empire

Author: Wilhelmina F. Jashemski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108327036
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In Gardens of the Roman Empire, the pioneering archaeologist Wilhelmina F. Jashemski sets out to examine the role of ancient Roman gardens in daily life throughout the empire. This study, therefore, includes for the first time, archaeological, literary, and artistic evidence about ancient Roman gardens across the entire Roman Empire from Britain to Arabia. Through well-illustrated essays by leading scholars in the field, various types of gardens are examined, from how Romans actually created their gardens to the experience of gardens as revealed in literature and art. Demonstrating the central role and value of gardens in Roman civilization, Jashemski and a distinguished, international team of contributors have created a landmark reference work that will serve as the foundation for future scholarship on this topic. An accompanying digital catalogue will be made available at: www.gardensoftheromanempire.org.

Shaky Ground

Author: Elizabeth Marlowe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472502094
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The recent crisis in the world of antiquities collecting has prompted scholars and the general public to pay more attention than ever before to the archaeological findspots and collecting histories of ancient artworks. This new scrutiny is applied to works currently on the market as well as to those acquired since (and despite) the 1970 UNESCO Convention, which aimed to prevent the trafficking in cultural property. When it comes to famous works that have been in major museums for many generations, however, the matter of their origins is rarely considered. Canonical pieces like the Barberini Togatus or the Fonseca bust of a Flavian lady appear in many scholarly studies and virtually every textbook on Roman art. But we have no more certainty about these works' archaeological contexts than we do about those that surface on the market today. This book argues that the current legal and ethical debates over looting, ownership and cultural property have distracted us from the epistemological problems inherent in all (ostensibly) ancient artworks lacking a known findspot, problems that should be of great concern to those who seek to understand the past through its material remains.

Griechische Kunstwerke im politischen Leben Roms und Konstantinopels

Author: Alessandra Bravi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Der Band handelt von den griechischen Statuen und Bildern, die ab republikanischer Zeit von ihren originalen Standorten nach Rom entfuhrt wurden, und von denen, die im 4. Jh. nach Konstantinopel versetzt wurden. Es wird untersucht, mit welchen semantischen Veranderungen der Wechsel ihrer lokalen Kontexte einherging. Dazu werden die schriftlichen und archaologischen Zeugnisse zu allen offentlichen Aufstellungen zusammengetragen und besprochen. "

Antike Welt

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"Zeitschrift für Archäologie und Urgeschichte" (varies).