Author Fouquier, M. and A. Duchêne Des divers styles de jardins. Modèles de grandes et petites résidences. Sur l'art décoratif des Jardins. Jardins Européens et jardins orientaux.
Published 1914
Item ID 38591
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Paris, Emile Paul, 1914. Large 4to (31.3 x 24.3 cm). Title in red and black; [vi], 216, [i] pp.; one fine frontispiece showing King Louis XIV with De Louvois and Le Nôtre, in Versailles in 1690 by E. Allegrain. Numerous fine phototypes. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. A profusely illustrated work on garden design and architecture through the ages. It contains 269 reproductions of garden plans and views. A large section deals with oriental gardens. Usually this work is found in the soft-cover trade edition, but this copy is from a (very) limited edition, with the printed text " Exemplaire spécialement tiré pour M J. Gréber " (name handwritten). Provenance: Stamp of "Jacques Greber, Architecte S.A.D.G." on the Avenue Malakoff in Paris on the half-title. "Jacques-Henri-Auguste Gréber (1882-1962) was a French architect specializing in landscape architecture and urban design. He was a strong proponent of the Beaux-Arts style and a contributor to the City Beautiful movement, particularly in Philadelphia and Ottawa. Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, ...he created the unsurpassed American example of a French classical garden in the grand manner of André Le Nôtre. ...Gréber is best known for the 1917 master plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia" (Wikipedia). A very good, clean copy. Rare in this state. Jacques Gréber's special copy of a grand, richly illustrated work on gardens