The Sun King\'s Garden: Louis XIV, Andre Le Notre And The Creation Of The Gardens Of Versailles

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The Sun King's Garden: Louis XIV, Andre le Notre and the Creation of the Gardens of Versailles

Warmonger, womanizer, and autocrat, Louis XIV may also have been history's most fanatical gardener. At Versailles, twelve miles outside Paris, France's self-styled "Sun King" created not only Europe's most lavish palace, but, beginning in 1661, the most extensive gardens the Western world has ever seen. Assisting Louis in this enterprise was the low-born gardener André Le Nôtre, whose character and temperament were as different from those of his sovereign as it is possible to conceive. Where Louis was ruthless and relentlessly driven, Le Nôtre was down to earth, witty and amiable – and also phenomenally talented. While Louis could strike fear into the highest in the land with just a look, Le Nôtre enjoyed the king's trust and friendship for more than 40 years. In this lavishly illustrated book, Ian Thompson tells more comprehensively than ever before the intertwined stories of an extraordinary garden and an extraordinary friendship.

Specifications of The Sun King's Garden: Louis XIV, Andre le Notre and the Creation of the Gardens of Versailles

GENERAL
AuthorIan Thompson
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-101582346313
ISBN-139781582346311
PublisherBloomsbury USA
Number Of Pages304
Publication Date2006-10-31
DIMENSIONS
Height10.03 inch.
Length7.61 inch.
Width1.47 inch.
Weight2.7 pounds.

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