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Orticolario 2020. “Hypnotic”

Theme and Plants Orticolario 2020. Giorgia Caccia. Ph. Luigi Fieni

Seduction

Nature and its shrewdness, deception and subtle conjuring tricks.
To attract, deceive, survive.
Seduction like a ritual and a spell that brings you closer.
Seduction in the forms of the landscape and among the pleasures of the garden, a place full of sensoriality, an ethical and aesthetic space, where nature and imagination can be cultivated.

The maple

“Lake Como is suitable for all those who do not intend to resist their passions”, this is what the French writer and politician Maurice Barrès told about his journey on the Lario.
Who knows how many passions and loves were born on the shores of the lake, in the gardens of its villas, perhaps in the shade of the large maples arrived from the Rising Sun, where their leaves symbolize lovers.
These are the stories of the Gardenlovers, who seduce and let themselves be seduced among the foliage of these skilled transformers of the autumn landscape from the Far East to Europe, up to the North America.

More about Seduction and The maple

From February 10th, 2020, Orticolario Mondays with articles “Sensitive Nature” o “Travelling into a landscape” will be about the themes of the edition:
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Bibliography:
“Le piante dell’amore” Christian Rätsch (Gremese Editore, 1991)
“La meravigliosa vita delle farfalle” Gianumberto Accinelli (Edizioni Pendragon, 2014)
“Frammenti del creato. Riflessioni, racconti, poesie sulle farfalle” Hermann Hesse (Oscar Mondadori, 2013)
“La struttura dell’iki e l’ascolto dell’Essere. Riflessioni sul linguaggio tra Shūzō Kuki e Martin Heidegger” Alberto Giacomelli. From “Scenari” (Mimesis Edizioni, 9/2019)
“Sul vento che scorre” Kuki Shūzō. Translation by Lorenzo Marinucci (Il melangolo, 2012)
“Riti e miti della seduzione” Aldo Carotenuto (Bompiani, 1994)
“Paesaggi: didattica, ricerche e progetti” Guido Ferrara, Giulio G. Rizzo, Mariella Zoppi (Firenze University Press, 2007)
“Il Paradiso é un giardino selvatico. Storie ed esperimenti di botanica per artisti” Antonio Perazzi (Utet, 2019)
“Le lacrime di Mirra: Miti e luoghi dei profumi nel mondo antico” Giuseppe Squillace (il Mulino, 2015)
“Nel giardino del diavolo: Storia lussuriosa dei cibi proibiti” Stewart Lee Allen (Feltrinelli, 2005)
“Le confessioni della carne. Storia della sessualità” Michel Focault (Feltrinelli, 2019)
“Elogio delle erbacce” Richard Mabey (Ponte alle Grazie, 2011)
“Verde brillante. Sensibilità e intelligenza del mondo vegetale” Stefano Mancuso e Alessandra Viola (Giunti Editore, 2013)
“Florario. Miti, leggende e simboli di fiori e piante” Alfredo Cattabiani (Oscar Mondadori, 2016)
“Il giardino islamico. Architettura, Natura, Paesaggio” a cura di Attilio Petruccioli (Electa, 1994)
“Il giardino islamico” Luigi Zangheri, Brunella Lorenzi, Nausikaa M. Rahmati (Leo S. Olschki, 2006)