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

John Dixon Hunt , Thierry Mariage , Graham Larkin

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Foreword Introduction 1. Establishment of the Classic Landscape -Mutations of the Seigneurial Residence -Protectionist Policies and Economic Planning -The Rehabilitation of the French Nobility 2. The Generation of Planners -The Milieu and Corporation of Gardeners -Practical Geometry and Measuring Instruments -Conceptions of Landscape 3. Theory and Forms of the French Garden -From Agronomy to Aesthetics -The Precepts of Boyceau de la Baraudiere -Symbolism of the Classic Garden and Origins of the Constitutive Parts -Some Gardens from the First Half of the Seventeenth Century -Critical Analysis of Courances -The Originality of Vaux -Fragments of Le Notre's Theory and Typical Features of His Style 4. Parks, Forests, and Planning -The Surintendance des Batiments du Roi -Regional-Scale Planning at Versailles -Regulation of Space Conclusion Notes Glossary Bibliography Index Translator's Acknowledgments

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