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Gardens and Landscapes in the Encyclopédie of Diderot and D' Alembert: The Letterpress Articles and Selected Engravings [Two Volume Set]

Russell, Terence M.; Thornton, Ann-Marie

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ISBN 10: 1859281389 / ISBN 13: 9781859281383
Published by Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1999
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Two volume set. Ex-library with typical markings/stickers; rear free endpapers excised; text is clean. Bookseller Inventory # 003012

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Title: Gardens and Landscapes in the Encyclopédie ...

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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This work provides full translations in English of some 650 articles on gardens and landscapes, and of approximately 80 commentaries to the engravings, taken from the monumental "Encyclopedie" of Diderot and d'Alembert. Twenty plates have been reproduced with a full translation of their accompanying texts. These writings, here translated for the first time, provide an insight into the theory and practice of garden design, and reveal the extent to which the "Encyclopedie" captured the spirit of new appreciations of pastoral landscape in the 18th century. To enable the reader to place the letterpress articles from the "Encyclopedie" in context, they are preceded by two introductory essays, the first of which places gardens in their architectural setting, with particular emphasis on the Picturesque Movement in landscape design. The second explores garden imagery in Enlightenment literature, discussing perceived links between fiction and history.

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