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The Baroque landscape : André Le Nôtre & Vaux le Vicomte

Author: Michael Brix; Steven Lindberg; Fachhochschule München (Germany)
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli : Distributed to the U.S. trade by St. Martin's Press, 2004.
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"André Le Nôtre (1613-1700) was the greatest landscape architect in France, and his work for Louis XIV laid the groundwork for the baroque style in landscaping. He defined the essence of scientific, rationalist French landscape design - in counterpoint to which the more romantic, naturalistic English tradition later evolved - by basing his work on the state of the art in optics and perspective. The château and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Brix, Michael.
Baroque landscape.
New York : Rizzoli : Distributed to the U.S. trade by St. Martin's Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607561859
Named Person: André Le Nôtre; André Le Nôtre
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brix; Steven Lindberg; Fachhochschule München (Germany)
ISBN: 0847826066 9780847826063
OCLC Number: 55982678
Notes: Originally published in German as Der barocke Garten: Magie und Ursprung in 2004 by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart.
"In cooperation with the Fachhochschule München / University of Applied Science, Munich."
Description: 191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Nicolas Fouquet : a pioneer of the Grand Siècle --
The original garden and its redesign in a more elaborate style --
André Le Nôtre : famous but unknown --
Prelude to the great perspectives --
Nature civilized --
The magic of optical illusion --
Hiding and revealing : an interplay --
In the realm of the river gods --
The labor of Hercules --
Nicolas Fouquet : a victim of the Grand Siècle --
Documentation --
Chronology : new information from the evaluation of contemporary sources --
The plans from the eighteenth century --
Restorations and alterations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Other Titles: Barocke Garten.
Responsibility: Michael Brix ; translated by Steven Lindberg.
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Andre Le Notre (1613-1700) was one of the greatest landscape architects of 17th-century France. His designs for Louis XIV laid the groundwork for the whole Baroque style in landscaping.  Read more...

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