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The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Gardenby Gauillaume Fonkenell
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The Tuileries Garden is a masterpiece of garden design and one of the worldand#8217;s most iconic public art spaces. Designed for Louis XIV by landscape architect Andrand#233; Le Nand#244;tre, it served the now-destroyed Tuileries Palace. It was opened to the public in 1667, becoming one of the first public gardens in Europe. The garden has always been a place for Parisians to convene, celebrate, and promenade, and art has played an important role throughout its history. Monumental sculptures give the garden the air of an outdoor museum, and the gardenand#8217;s beautiful backdrop has inspired artists from Edouard Manet to Andrand#233; Kertand#233;sz.
The Art of the Louvreand#8217;s Tuileries Garden brings together 100 works of art, including paintings and sculptures,and#160;as well as documentary photographs, prints, and models illuminating the gardenand#8217;s rich history. Beautifully illustrated essays by leading scholars of art and garden studies highlight the significance of the Tuileries Garden to works of art from the past 300 years and reaffirm its importance to the history of landscape architecture.
A stunning new look at the Tuileries Garden and its importance to the history of art and landscape architecture
About the Author
Guillaume Fonkenell is curator of sculpture and museum historian at the Louvre. Laura D. Corey is consulting curator at the High Museum of Art. Paula Deitz is editor of The Hudson Review. Bruce Guenther is chief curator at the Portland Art Museum. Sarah Kennel is associate curator in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Henri Loyrette is director of the Louvre.
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