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SCALA REGIA CARNET #0
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ABOUT THE CARNETS

Special issues, cousins of the parent publication Scala Regia, also in large format and presenting curated content.

Each carnet will be focused on a single theme exclusively, interpreted through its various aspects.

Similarly to Scala Regia, it will bring together history, interesting facts, plenty of photography and other products of the visual arts that are of rich aesthetic nature.

It is another medium for us to indulge on beauty and culture and to continue working with pleasure, while remaining hopeful to be up to the standards of the avid, curious eyes of our readers.

CARNET #0

GARDENS & GARDENING

208 PAGES

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HIGHLIGHTS
1.
WHAT IS A GARDEN?

INTRODUCTORY NOTES

As told by the issue's curator

2.
A GARDENER'S GALLERY

A GARDENER'S PORTRAIT
COLLECTION OF GARDENERS

As told by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

3.
THE GARDEN OF
CHARLIE MCCORMICK

A FLOWER AND HERBACEOUS
GARDEN IN DORSET

Interview by the team

4.
THE GARDENS OF
ENGHIEN CASTLE

DEPICTIONS OF A GREAT
RENAISSANCE-BAROQUE PARK

As told by Paul Kerrigan, from BibliOdyssey

5.
THE ORANGERY
& GREENHOUSE

NOTES ON ARCHITECTURE FOR
THE CULTIVATION OF PLANTS

As told by the issue's curator

6.
THE GARDENS OF PRINCE
LOUIS ALBERT DE BROGLIE

THE TOMATOES AND DAHLIAS OF
CHÂTEAU DE LA BOURDAISIÈRE

Interview by the team

7.
THE GARDENS OF
CLAUDE MONET IN GIVERNY

THE ICONIC CLOS NORMAND
AND WATER GARDEN

As seen by Francis Hammond
and told by the issue's curator

8.
THE GARDENS OF
THE MEDICEAN VILLAS

BIRTH OF THE MODERN
COUNTRY RETREAT

As told by Lorenzo de' Medici

9.
THE GARDEN OF
PAUL BANGAY

MODERNITY AND CLASSICISM
BROUGHT TOGETHER

Interview by the team

10.
THE HISTORY OF TULIPS
& ROSARIUM
& PELARGONIUMS AND GERANIUMS

NOTES ON ICONIC FLOWERS

As told by the issue's curator

11.
THE GARDENS OF
VILLA LA FOCE

THE FAMOUS TERRACED
GARDENS OF IRIS ORIGO

Introduction by the issue's curator

12.
THE FLOWERS OF
FLORA ROBERTS

CONTEMPORARY TROMPE-L'OEIL

Interview by the team

A WORD FROM
THE CURATOR

"Here we present to our readers the very first carnet of Scala Regia. We call it ‘carnet’ in a slightly repurposed sense, as if it were a synonym of notebook, diary or journal because that’s what it is. It is a journal in the way that it reunites pictures and ideas that we find interesting (as it already is our custom) but of which many were impossible to transform into suitable articles for the parent publication. To never utilise such fascinating or pleasing findings felt deeply unsatisfactory so we invented a new context for our exploit of beautiful things, one that would be equally as maximalist (to never compromise its similarity with the parent SR) but which would intentionally be more anarchical and unstructured (although never compromising the sense of harmony) in order to suitably present certain topics mixed with various single items. Another thing that makes it different is that it takes its central theme to an obsessive extreme — here we reflect on gardens and gardening, a few gardeners, their tools and their creations, and mainly gardens as an inspiration to the arts... We must make a note here that when dealing with such rich themes if a layer is pulled ten more appear, so in the end our work here feels incomplete. Nevertheless, many more issues will come and, as it is our main concern, we hope that this will provide to our readers a good and enjoyable distraction!" — Pierre Roffe, 2020

SCALA REGIA, 2021