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The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Penelope HobhousePenelope Hobhouse

(Sacro Bosco) near Viterbo, Lazio, Italy, was defined by Gustav René Hocke in Manierismus in der Literatur (1963) as an ‘intellectual and aesthetic Arcadia of terror’. The Sacred Wood at Bomarzo, also called the Parco dei Mostri, is a unique 16th-century park bearing no relationship to contemporary Renaissance garden architecture, although it marches with the original garden of the Palazzo Orsini laid out in traditional geometry. It was created for Vicino Orsini by ... ...

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