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The World of Andre Le Notre (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)


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The gardens of Versailles--along with the name of their chief creator, Andre Le Notre (1613-1700)--have become synonymous with the French style of formal garden. This style in its turn would succumb to another national mode, the English school of naturalistic and picturesque landscapes. But as Thierry Mariage makes clear, the garden style that Le Notre brought to perfection need not be seen in opposition to the later English one. Rather, he claims, they represent two points along a continuum that exists between the natural and cultural worlds.Published originally in Belgium as L'univers de Le Nostre, Mariage's examination of Le Notre moves beyond traditional art historical documentation and appreciation into a realm of interpretation. He situates Le Notre's garden art in a complex social and cultural world, where the practices of land management, surveying techniques and hydrology, military practice, and both scientific and literary perspectives on land use and experience brought into being a unique form of landscape architecture. His analysis opens up the fashion in which design techniques and garden philosophy are shaped by material culture.

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Mariage, Thierry
University of Pennsylvania Press
Larkin, Graham
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture
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