Gardens and Landscapes in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert: The Letterpress Articles and Selected Engravings

Gardens and Landscapes in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert: The Letterpress Articles and Selected Engravings

by Terence M. Russell, Ann-Marie Thornton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859281389

ISBN-13: 9781859281383

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This book provides abstracts in English of some 650 articles on gardens and landscape, and of approximately 80 commentaries to the engravings, taken from the monumental Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert. A selection of articles are translated in full. Twenty plates have been reproduced with a full translation of their accompanying texts. These writings

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859281383
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.77(d)

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