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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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French Art Deco

Mind's Eye
Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

Monet and the Seine
Impressions of a River

Gustave Moreau
History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism

Matisse's Sculpture
The Pinup and the Primitive

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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Artists and Amateurs
Etching in Eighteenth-Century France
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Printmaking in Paris
The Rage for Prints at the Fin de Siècle
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The Age of Napoleon
Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815
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The Art of Illumination
The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
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The Arts Under Napoleon
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The Great Wave
The Influence of Japanese Woodcuts on French Prints
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