The book tells the story of Diomede Leoni, who was neither a nobleman nor an artist, yet who managed to build an extraordinary garden in the Val d'Orcia which he named the Horti Leonini. The fact that he was at Michelangelo's bedside when he died led me to explore the relationship between the two men and the design of the garden.
This blog was created to discuss the issues surrounding the provenance of the garden among other things. Please comment if you feel inspired!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
My Drawing of the Garden in Plan and Section
At the time of its construction in the late 1560s, there were no other gardens with this type of geometry.