I giardini siciliani nella storia www.giardinisiciliani.it

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[automatically translated] The site and the logical conclusion of a chenasce research by the desire to make available to the productive activities the resource "garden" and, therefore, the need to understand the terms in which that resource can be effectively used for this purpose. But he, too, thought that the main recipients if they could assist others: the managers of local authorities, for example, ordinary citizens, designers and perhaps scholars. So, we pursued two main objectives 1. build a garden in which they were familiar: a. described in a complete and comprehensive form the artifact garden; b. and detailing the scientific questions of substance; c. identified criteria for the maintenance of existing and design of new gardens; 2. disseminate and popularize the knowledge of the garden through a clear and quick tool for easy reference, in which the information is rigorous from a scientific point of view, yet accessible to a broad spectrum of users. The nurserymen and, secondly, designers need to know that: a. which plant species are present and in what manner acclimatization; b. what are the rules of organization of the vegetable and mineral materials to achieve a certain configuration, in other words, how to obtain a given final effect and with which specimens; c. what are the operating and economic values. Managers of local authorities need to know that: a. the garden is a cultural and, as such, also has an economic value of a good in itself and produces added value for the place where one is located; b. garden always produces an improvement of environmental quality and urban quality, knowing (as we learn from the past and recent history) as this particular artifact is used to redevelop abandoned and marginal areas or even to reclaim malasane areas or even to trigger virtuous economic processes in less prestigious areas. The public need to learn, again, that the garden is an integral part of their culture and, therefore, helps to identify the communities living like other cultural assets. Designers and scholars need to remember that: a. the garden is, by its nature, an artifice and is, therefore, inextricably linked to the culture of the place and, above all, the urban culture; b. the garden acts, mainly, a hedonistic aesthetic dimension and evasive (both private and collective). From here, as demonstrated by the gardens that we studied, two indications: it is clear the prevalent use of exotic plants and the almost total absence of native plants or production origins; and it is equally clear need of a thorough analysis on the current model (the Mediterranean garden rather than the odor or butterflies, and so on). Program played On the topic already exist some studies that have explored the historical Sicilian garden from various points of view often, however, heterogeneous and not comparable and, above all, lack of information regarding both their localization in the context of belonging to their form to the present plant species. The frequent lack of scale reliefs of materials (mineral and vegetable), makes it difficult to compare contemporary or similar businesses and between existing systems and transformations over time or those necessary for their proper maintenance. The filing, made through computerized systems, has allowed not only to sort and supplement what has already been studied and how unusual, but also to envisage a manifold and extensive use of the collected materials. The construction of a dedicated website has put online materials produced with a wealth equal to that found in the printed documentation. Cont
Original languageItalian
Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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