Update September 23, 2005
Interpretive texts have been added to nearly all the featured sites, along with primary texts. Elsewhere in the website greater interactivity has been achieved by allowing users to browse by site name, location, and work type and illustrating the Glossary. The Bibliography has been updated to include both primary and secondary sources.
Update April 18, 2005
An additional 600 images have been added to the collection, bringing
the total number of images to 1,700. Additional terms have been
added both to the Search Terms List
and the Glossary.
November 1, 2004
Work on Catena began in May 2003, and we are pleased to
be able to launch the first installment of the website and database,
which currently includes 1,100 images of villas and their gardens.
We anticipate adding an additional 500 to 800 images to the database
by the end of January 2005. By late summer 2005 Catena
will also include interpretive essays and clickable plans for each
of the featured sites, along with relevant historical documentation
in the form of primary and secondary texts. These will be collected
with the assistance of Participating Scholars and our Committee
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you may submit using our Feedback Form.
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Team / Participating Institutions
Hand-colored engraving of Mount Parnassus, Sorgvliet,
17th century, Dutch