L'ART DES JARDINS, by CHOULOT, (Paul de Lavenne), Comte de.

L'ART DES JARDINS, by CHOULOT, (Paul de Lavenne), Comte de.
The Designer of Le Vésinet, The First "Ville-Parc" of Suburban France.

L'ART DES JARDINS, Ou Études Théoriques Et Pratiques Sur L'Arrangement Extérieur Des Habitations; Suivi D'Un Essai Sur l'Architecture Rurale, Les Cottages Et La Restauration Pittoresques Des Anciennes Constructions.

Paris Dentu, 1863 (reprint 1982). Facsimile reprint from the third edition,  including all three livraisons. Choulot was an important landscape architect notable for formulating an original style of "parc agricole et paysager" whose principal feature was the integration of picturesque natural scenery with agricultural activity in private rural parks. He designed over 250 parks, most of them for rural agricultural properties, many of which were located in or near his home in Nièvre. Choulot is, however, equally famous as the designer of the Parisian suburb Le Vésinet, the first ville-parc built in France. Begun in the late 1850s, this large park-like residential property development was an important model for many of the picturesque suburbs created in France and elsewhere over the next half century. Choulot published his theories of garden design in his L'ART DES JARDINS, which appeared in three separate parts between 1858 and 1863. All of these are rare, and even this modern reprint, published by the Vésinet Chamber of Commerce in 1982, is very scarce. The text includes the list of both plans and parks executed by Choulot citing the client name, and the name and location of the project. Scarce. We find no copies of this edition in the US listed in OCLC. 4to (31.5 x 24.4 cm); (2) + 37 + 60 pp.

Original heavy paper wraps.

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