Private Italian Gardens by Paolo Pejrone
Book review by Suzi Freitas
I finally had a chance to look at Private Italian Gardens by Paolo Pejrone and it answered the question I have always had while traveling in Italy: What kind of garden is behind that wall?
The photographs by Dario Fusaro are stunningly beautiful throughout the book and easily transport the viewer/reader to a graceful sense of Italian culture by showcasing the properties of well-known Italian families.
Paolo Pejrone is one of Italy’s best known landscape designers and he created each of the thirteen gardens featured in the book. The gardens are spread throughout Italy, so Alpine climates as well as Mediterranean are depicted in the photographs.
I can’t say the book makes me feel like I’m a visitor in the gardens, because the property owners are probably less than likely to invite me to bask in the beauty of their private gardens, but this is surely the next best thing. This would be a thoughtful gift for garden lovers and Italy aficionados alike. I plan to have a copy at Eye of the Day as a complement to our Italian terra cotta pottery.
Image via Electra