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aesthetics of the garden

aesthetics of the garden  

Different cultures, and different people, have radically different views of what constitutes beauty in gardens. Much of the theory of garden beauty is taken up with a discussion of the ...
Ermenonville

Ermenonville  

Aisne, France, was the estate of Louis-René, Marquis de Girardin, who after inheriting in 1762 laid out a picturesque garden in the wooded valley of the river Launette. Girardin set ...
Girardin, René‐Louis, marquis de

Girardin, René‐Louis, marquis de (1735–1808)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1735–1808).

Author of an admired work on landscape gardening, De la composition des paysages, ou Des moyens d'embellir

Girardin, Louis-René, Marquis de

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The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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(1735–1808), French army officer, landowner, garden maker, and garden theorist whose garden at Ermenonville was one of the

hermitage

hermitage  

A small building in a secluded spot, suitable for the abode of a hermit, in a park or estate, often constructed in a rustic style. This fanciful concept was particularly popular in the 18th century.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau  

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(1712–78),French philosopher: stays in London (Chiswick) 1765–6, Wootton (Staffordshire) 1766; visits Ellastone 1766; said to have stayed in Nuneham Courtenay 1767. La Nouvelle Héloïse 1761, ...
Jean-Marie Morel

Jean-Marie Morel  

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(1728–1810).French land-scape-architect, whose Théorie des Jardins (1776) was influential. Morel helped René-Louis, Marquis de Girardin, to lay out the celebrated Picturesque garden at Ermenonville, ...
temple

temple  

Of all ornamental buildings in European gardens the temple in its various forms is one of the most widely used. In style it is more often than not of classical ...

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