Friday 27 January 2012

A Digital Archive of Historic Gardens and Landscapes

To quote its website: ‘The primary mission of Catena, the Digital Archive of Historic Gardens and Landscapes, is to fill a void in American higher education by assembling a searchable collection of historic and contemporary images that include plans, engravings, paintings, and photographs’.

However, you don't need to be American or in higher education to enjoy the website's contents.  For here you will find a range of resources that focus on specific historic gardens, but with an emphasis on those of Renaissance Italy.  However, one rather annoying feature of the site is the requirement to enable pop-up windows to see the results of your search.  Nonetheless, a very useful tool.

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