About Me

Welcome one and all. I am an art/ architecture/ garden/landscape historian. I completed my PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2011. This blog is where I share my photos and musings, mainly about gardens and architecture and some art. I am currently based in Melbourne but the blog regularly wanders off elsewhere.

Email: boscoparrasio\AT/gmail.com

My academic profile is at http://unimelb.academia.edu/KatGrant

Thesis TitleThe Theatrical Baroque Garden: An Examination of the Relationship between Theatre and Garden 1600-1750

I am webmaster and editor of the Melbourne Art Network http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au/

I am an editor of the art history journal emaj (electronic melbourne arts journal) founded 2005 http://www.melbourneartjournal.unimelb.edu.au/E-MAJ/default.htm

‘Parádeisos’, in Parádeisos: Garden Photographs 1997-2009, Chris Köller exhibition catalogue, M.33: Melbourne, 2011.

‘Planting ‘Italian Gusto’ in ‘a Gothick country’: The influence of Filippo Juvarra on William Kent’, in David R. Marshall, Susan Russell and Karin Wolfe (eds), Roma Britannica: Art Patronage and Cultural Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Rome, British School at Rome: London, 2011.

‘The Garden Theatre in Lucca’, Art Site and Spectacle, Studies in Early Modern Visual Culture (Melbourne Art Journal, vols 9-10), 2007.

‘Gardens in Lucca’ – Elsewhere Online, October 2006

Review of ‘Lindner, C. (2006), Urban Space and Cityscapes: Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Culture, London and New York’ in Traffic, no. 8 ‘Open Mind’, 2006.

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