PhD in Architecture

Medici Gardens: From Making to Design

Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto 
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008

Medici Gardens challenges the common assumption that such gardens as Trebbio, Cafaggiolo, Careggi, and Fiesole were the products of an established design practice whereby one client commissioned one architect or artist. The book suggests that in the case of the gardens in Florence garden making preceded its theoretical articulation.

PhD Dissertation title: The Medici Gardens of Fifteenth-Century Florence: Conceptualization and Tradition
Completed: 2004
Supervisor: John Dixon Hunt

Other Books by Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto

  • Paolo B├╝rgi Landscape Architect: Discovering the (Swiss) Horizon : Mountain, Lake, and Forest. New York, N.Y: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.