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Nature Perfected: The Story Of The Garden: Gardens In Conquest / New Perspectives.

Gardens of Conquest takes the viewer on a ravishing trek across Asia as it explores the garden as a symbol of power. Descended from Genghis Khan and the nomads of central Asia, the founders of the Mughal Empire awed the world with their gardens. Film traces the tradition to India's landscape where sparkling ornamental pools, fountains, and cascades dramatize stark political power. New Perspectives investigates the spectacular gardens and landscape of Italy. Wealthy families like the Medici transformed their country estates into glorious retreats. With their grottos, sculptures, fountains, and exotic trees, these breathtaking gardens have amazed generations of composers, artists and tourists. 1995. 50-60 min.