A Reception History of Early Modern Landscape Design

New methods and techniques for the analysis of historical landscapes.

This project aims to address the problem of how to develop a reception history of designed landscapes.

It expects to generate new knowledge in the area of landscape history through an innovative account of early modern gardens focused on reception rather than design, a detailed case study of the experiential dimensions of the Sacro Bosco (Sacred Wood) in Bomarzo, Italy, and the initiation of a global reception history of gardens.

This research should provide significant benefits for the understanding of the socio-cultural uses and preservation of heritage landscapes by both scholars and the public.