Les jardins d’Ermenonville
racontés par René Louis marquis de Girardin. Prosopopée.
Forty kilometers away from Paris, Ermenonville is evidence of the first and better kept landscaped garden made in France from 1766. A pure creation of the Enlightenment where each painting, each fabrication is a message thrown to human kind in a nature of liberty. The author of this prosopopoeia gives his voice to René de Girardin and directly speaks to you to make you discover all the significations of Ermenonville gardens. He allows you to escort the Marquis during his walks in his gardens’ paths in company with some famous visitors such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau who came to die in this place conceived according to his ideas.
- 23 x 27.5 cm
91 colour and black & white illustrations
- Hardbound under laminated jacket