By: Le Dantec, Denise & Le Dantec Jean Pierre
Cambridge, Mass., The MIT Press: 1990
Edition: First UK edition
Seller ID: 012464
Condition: Very Good
A few illustrations,, square octavo, pp (8), 272, the faintest of folds to the pages otherwise a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [One voice imagines, the other analyzes in this elegant literary excursion through the history of garden art in France from medieval times to the present. Alternating discursive accounts, or allees, with fictional vignettes that recreate time and place, the Le Dantecs skillfully integrate the history of French gardens with the modern history of ideas. They incorporate literary criticism and art history with social and political history and raise q... View More...