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The park of Ermenonville (Oise): the sphinx on the island

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Description: The park of Ermenonville (Oise): the sphinx on the island
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Description: The Architecture of Western Gardens: A Design History from the Renaissance to the...
When the Marquis de Girardin (1735–1808) took possession of the Ermenonville estate in 1766, he found at the bottom of a small, marshy valley a château – which cut the terrain in two – consisting of a quadrangle flanked by towers, surrounded by running water. Making the most of the available natural resources, he decided to create a park after the manner of those he had...
PublisherMIT Press
Related print edition pages: pp.337-338
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00122.048

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