Ileana Florescu. Le Stanze del Giardino / Les Chambres du Jardin is the title of the catalogue for the homonymous exhibition planned by Ileana Florescu for Villa Medici.
Just like an elaborate theatre performance the exhibition is a show of beauty, passion for history and botany, crossing the subtle line between past and present. A garden of wonders, inhabited by ancient statues, freshly caught corals and crabs, mandrakes, Turkish silks, cardoons, symbols, memories of love and intrigue, all flower in the historical halls of the Villa.
Designed like a picture album, filled with colourful illustrations, the catalogue is bilingual, written in both French and Italian. Muriel Mayette-Holtz, Cristiano Leone, Achille Bonito Oliva, Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Roberto Mancini, are the authors of the text.