Natura e architettura nel giardino di Villa Florio-Pignatelli (Palermo, Sicilia).

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[automatically translated] ABSTRACT.- Amongst the Sicilian historical gardens it is merited to remember the ornamental garden design Florio- of Villa Pignatelli, situated in the western periphery of Palermo. The building, and probably the garden too, are from the second half of the 18th century. This article contains the result of a cognitive study of its history, architecture and vegetal composition, based on field studies in the garden itself, on bibliographical and archival work. In 1838 it was sold by the Duke of Cumia to Vincenzo Florio, who in Following conceded it to His son Ignatius. Already at this time, there was a garden with a "flora Italian-style" behind the Villa, Which had circular vials in radial order, demarcated with a box-hedge (Buxus sempervirens), much like a small reproduction of the famous and blackberries Celebrated Villa Giulia (1777), the first public garden in the town.The elegance of the garden's proportions is based on at least four geometric orders interacting with each other. They reveal evident dence of important fixed points or "topos" of the garden; These affirm That the apparent simplicity contains complicated arith- metic and geometric relations in an exceptional union of architectural and botanical significance.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)81-115
Number of pages35
JournalQUADERNI DI BOTANICA AMBIENTALE E APPLICATA
Volume14 (2003)
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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