Le Notre’s Gardens


This book of beautifully reproduced black and white images represents a photo journey through the gardens created by Andre Le Notre, the most important garden designer at the court of Louis XIV. The photographer is Michael Kenna, whose work has been exhibited in the finest museums in Paris, London, San Francisco and Prague. In approximately 6o plates on 80 pages, he takes the viewer to 10 different locations in France including the Tuileries in Paris, Versailles and Fontainebleau. The photographs are superb, taken at dawn or dusk when the natural light is at it’s most evocative. They are haunting, mysterious, at times surreal images, complemented by an essay which explores both Kenna’s expressive work and the magnificent gardens of Andre Le Notre.

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