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From Marie-Antoinette's Garden : An Eighteenth-Century Horticultural Album (Reissue) (Hardcover)
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A horticultural tour of Marie-Antoinette’s domain, the lavishly constructed gardens at Versailles, accompanied by eighteenth-century archival illustrations. Plants, flowers, and trees were Marie-Antoinette’s passion; she transformed the Petit Trianon’s gardens into an enchanted escape from the oppressive shackles of Versailles. Based on archival documents, this book meanders through Marie-Antoinette’s estate as the queen herself would have walked it: traversing hyacinths, buttercups, and anemones in the French Gardens, via winding paths in the Anglo-Chinese Gardens, through the conifers of the Belvedere Gardens—where fabulous nocturnal parties were hosted—past the entrancing aromas of the shrubs surrounding the Temple of Love, to the wildflowers of the Garden of Solitude.
Number of Pages: 239
Genre: Gardening, History, Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Elisabeth De Feydeau
Street Date: February 7, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-8922
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