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November 14, 2008

Catena


Catena is a digital image database of historical gardens and landscapes. The newly remodeled site includes their collection of photographs, drawings, and excerpts from texts. Catena is a good supplement to landscape studies and fills a niche that many strictly architecture or art image databases do not. Searches can be done for location, the type of garden/landscape element, period, and type of image in addition to the usual creator, title and keyword searches. The new design makes browsing the collection much more user-friendly than before.

Other highlights of the remodel include interactive plans of a few key villas and gardens and excerpts from rare books available in the image viewer. Look below the fold for more images from Catena's collection.

image: Garden and palace near the villa of Tivoli, Dupérac, Etienne, etching, (1525-1604) © Bard Graduate Center

Posted by hthrlowe at November 14, 2008 04:10 PM

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