Dezallier D'Argenville

Dezallier D'Argenville

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The family of Dezallier d'Argenville produced two writers and connoisseurs in the course of the 18th century. Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville (Paris, 1 July 1680-29 November 1765), avocat to the Parlement de Paris and secretary to the king, was a connoisseur of gardening who laid out two for himself and his family, before writing La th orie et la pratique du jardinage (published anonymously, 1709; second edition, 1713), based on his experience and his reading. The majority of the illustrations were by Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le lond, who was credited as the author in the third edition, 17222]. As the work of a gentleman rather than a gardener, as previous French books on gardening had all been, Dezallier d'Argenville's work was laid out like a treatise of architecture, addressed as much to the architect and the patron as to the practicing gardener. As its title suggests, the treatise is composed of two parts: the theoretical principles of the art of fine gardening and its practical applications.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613569099X
  • 9786135690996