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Parks and Gardens in Greater Paris

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For over 350 years Parisians have designed and
preserved phenomenal public outdoor spaces. In
this book Jacqueline Widmar Stewart follows the
fine-spun threads of the parklands tapestry in
greater Paris. Identification of various hallmarks
of premiere park-building eras imbues individual
parks with multi-dimensional qualities and allows
readers to experience these grand green places
in the way Parisians do.
Multiple layers of elements and themes are
woven into the fabric of French parks. Reaching
back as far as its Roman heritage, vestiges of
the history of Paris are apparent in virtually all its
parks, regardless of size. Even the balanced distribution
of green spaces throughout the city reflects
a major 19th-century city-planning epoch
and is still carried forward in current park development.
A number of French parks and gardens from
the 17th century initially belonged to royal estates
but now welcome public visits – it should
be noted that the Tuileries first opened its gates
to the public in 1667. Thoughtfully designed and
meticulously tailored to needs of the time, others
have covered unsightly urban blight with splendor,
and have converted industrial sites to recreational
usage while maintaining cultural ties with
the past. Many marvels beckon all who enter
Paris’ magical spheres: a several-kilometer-long
landscaped promenade above busy streets; a
modern garden suspended above a major train
station; the Parc de la Villette with its grand red
architectural curiosities of form and motion; a midisland
allée in the Seine; newly created marshlands
now home to mallard ducklings; clouds of
fragrance from rose-descendants of Josephine
Bonaparte’s original collection; not one, but two
gardens of the quintessential sculptor, Auguste


Titel: Parks and Gardens in Greater Paris
Autoren/Herausgeber: Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
Weitere Mitwirkende: Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9783936681512

Seitenzahl: 192
Format: 29,8 x 24,2 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Sprache: Englisch

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