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Author Ketcham, Diana.

Title Le Désert de Retz : a late eighteenth-century French folly garden : the artful landscape of Monsieur de Monville / Diana Ketcham
Edition Revised edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1994]


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Description 135 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 28
Contents Le Desert de Retz -- The Construction of the Desert de Retz, 1774-1789 -- Sect. 2. Models from Antiquity and Analogs in Contemporary Gardens -- Sect. 3. The Desert in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries -- Sect. 4. The Restoration of the Desert de Retz, 1972-1993 -- Sect. 5. Plates from Le Rouge, Jardins anglo-chinois, 1785 -- Afterword / Olivier Choppin de Janvry
Notes 'A history of this landscape garden and its twenty architectural monuments, including the legendary false ruin, La Colonne Detruite, from its origins on the eve of the French Revolution to its restoration two centuries later...'
First published by Arion Press, San Francisco, in 1990
Includes photographs by Michael Kenna
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-132) and index
Notes Originally published Arion, 1990
Subject Monville, François Nicolas Henri Racine de, 1734-1797 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Chambourcy.
Gardens, English -- France -- Chambourcy.
Gardens, English -- France -- Chambourcy -- History -- 18th century.
SUBJECT Désert de Retz (Chambourcy, France)
Désert de Retz (Chambourcy, France)
LC no. 93050749
ISBN 0262111861