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André Le Nôtre in Perspective
Edited by Patricia Bouchenot-Déchin and Georges Farhat

André Le Nôtre (1613–1700), principal gardener to Louis XIV, was France’s greatest landscape and garden designer. The parks created by him at Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles are the supreme examples of the French 17th-century style of garden design. He was responsible also for the central pathway through the Tuileries, which became the grand axis of Paris running to the Arc de Triomphe and on to La Défense.


This magnificent book sheds new light on the royal gardener’s life and his practice as a landscape architect, engineer and art collector, and examines the legacy of his influence. It highlights his major achievements and enhances our understanding of the French formal-garden model. Le Nôtre’s output is re-examined in ter...

2014   416 pp.  180 color + 170 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300199390  $65.00 sc

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A Manner of Painting All His Own
"Young Student Drawing" by Jean Siméon Chardin

Faces of Impressionism
Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
Painting, Poetry, Music

Working Among Flowers
Floral Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century France

From San Juan to Paris and Back
Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism

French Art Deco

Matisse's Sculpture
The Pinup and the Primitive

Gustave Moreau
History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism
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Monet and the Seine
Impressions of a River
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Mind's Eye
Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne
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The Bronze Horseman
Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
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The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904
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The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
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Paul Signac (1863–1935)
Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints
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The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
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Poussin's Sacrament of Ordination
History, Faith, and the Sacred Landscape
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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
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Impressionist France
Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet
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Modern Art and the Metropolis
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Cats and Girls
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