André Le Nôtre: gardener to the sun king

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George Braziller, 2001 - Architecture - 151 pages
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The gardens at Versailles, the most extravagant and influential gardens in European history, emerged from the long association of Louis XIV and his master gardener, André Le Nôtre. Born in Paris, the son and grandson of gardeners, Le Nôtre grew up in the

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Erik Orsenna, a member of the French Academy, is the author of "Andre Le Notre: Gardener to the Sun King". He is a distinguished economist and served as cultural advisor to former French president Francois Mitterand.