The Resource A history of the gardens of Versailles, Michel Baridon ; translated by Adrienne Mason

A history of the gardens of Versailles, Michel Baridon ; translated by Adrienne Mason

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A history of the gardens of Versailles
Title
A history of the gardens of Versailles
Statement of responsibility
Michel Baridon ; translated by Adrienne Mason
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The gardens of Versailles are perhaps the most famous in the world. The scale of the gardens is monumental, with a sense of openness to the horizon. They express the spirit of seventeenth-century science with their geometrical layout and with their interest in optics, evidenced by the reflecting mirrors of the water parterres and of the Grand Canal. The original park design, realized by Andre Le Notre, the king himself, and a few advisers, has never been altered. Its main axis runs from east to west to celebrate the Sun King, and Louis XIV was so involved in the creation and maintenance of his gardens that he wrote The Way to Present the Gardens of Versailles to make sure that they were properly enjoyed." "Michel Baridon traces the history of the gardens from their inception through the three centuries of eventful history that they have witnessed. He shows how Louis XIV's successor, Louis XV, made his own original contribution to the gardens at Trianon, and how Mique and Hubert Robert designed, also at Trianon, the English garden and the delightful village beloved by Marie Antoinette."--BOOK JACKET
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baridon, Michel
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
SB466.F83
LC item number
P37213 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parc de Versailles (Versailles, France)
  • Versailles
  • France
  • France
  • Gardens
  • Schlosspark
  • Gardens
Label
A history of the gardens of Versailles, Michel Baridon ; translated by Adrienne Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-276) and index
Contents
Part I. The state, the king, and the gardens -- Part II. The empire of geometry -- Part III. An open-air palace: gardens and the arts -- Part IV: The Gardens of Versailles from Louis XV to the present day
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780812240788
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005507
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)183261783
  • (OCoLC)ocn183261783
Label
A history of the gardens of Versailles, Michel Baridon ; translated by Adrienne Mason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-276) and index
Contents
Part I. The state, the king, and the gardens -- Part II. The empire of geometry -- Part III. An open-air palace: gardens and the arts -- Part IV: The Gardens of Versailles from Louis XV to the present day
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780812240788
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005507
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)183261783
  • (OCoLC)ocn183261783

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