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Le Désert de Retz : a late eighteenth-century French folly garden : the artful landscape of Monsieur de Monville

Author: Diana Ketcham. ; Diana Ketcham
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed
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The Desert de Retz is the supreme surviving example of the folly garden. This edition has been expanded to reflect recent scholarship and physical changes to the site. Photographs show the restored  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: François Nicolas Henri Racine de Monville; François Nicolas Henri Racine de Monville; François Nicolas Henri Racine de Monville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Ketcham. ; Diana Ketcham
ISBN: 0262111861 9780262111867
OCLC Number: 29668238
Description: 135 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 28
Contents: Le Desert de Retz --
The Construction of the Desert de Retz, 1774-1789 --
Sect. 2. Models from Antiquity and Analogs in Contemporary Gardens --
Sect. 3. The Desert in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries --
Sect. 4. The Restoration of the Desert de Retz, 1972-1993 --
Sect. 5. Plates from Le Rouge, Jardins anglo-chinois, 1785 --
Afterword / Olivier Choppin de Janvry.
Responsibility: Diana Ketcham.

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