Reading the French Garden: Story and History

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MIT Press, 1993 - Architecture - 272 pages
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Alternating discursive accounts with fictional vignettes that recreate time and place, this book skillfully integrates the history of French gardens with the modern history of ideas.Denise Le Dantec is a poet and Professor of Philosophy at the Centre National d'Enseignement „istance, Paris. Jean-Pierre Le Dantec is a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Paris La-Villette.

 

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Contents

From Brcuil to Essart
13
In the Poets Garden
22
The Dream Gardens
42
The Management of Fields
64
Orontes Parterres
98
The Landscapes of a Gentleman Philosopher
136
A Walk in the ButtesChaumont
176
SeMam or the Universal Garden
214
Gardens of Grass and Brilliance
240
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Denise Le Dantec is a poet and Professor of Philosophy at the Centre National d'Enseignement A Distance, Paris.

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