The essay offers a contextualized history of the park of Miramare, created by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Habsburg (1832-1867), the future unfortunate Emperor of Mexico, in Trieste, Italy, starting from 1865. The essay discusses the compositional complexity of the parks’ design and examines how the park of Miramare synthesized the new European tendencies in garden art in the 19th century which, progressively abandoning the picturesque landscape, were moving towards decidedly stylistic diversity, mixing formal flower beds - rediscovered not only for their sensual qualities, but rather as a display for botanical assortments gathered by amateur plant collectors - and a claim for more classical taste.

Imperial Extravagances.The Park of Miramare as a Manifesto of the New Exotic

RINALDI, BIANCA MARIA
2008-01-01

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The essay offers a contextualized history of the park of Miramare, created by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Habsburg (1832-1867), the future unfortunate Emperor of Mexico, in Trieste, Italy, starting from 1865. The essay discusses the compositional complexity of the parks’ design and examines how the park of Miramare synthesized the new European tendencies in garden art in the 19th century which, progressively abandoning the picturesque landscape, were moving towards decidedly stylistic diversity, mixing formal flower beds - rediscovered not only for their sensual qualities, but rather as a display for botanical assortments gathered by amateur plant collectors - and a claim for more classical taste.
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