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Other Books. English Fiction Books. Paperback Fiction Books in Engli English Calendars Current. Paperback Fiction Books in Frenc Gardens of Versailles included a theatre of water, decorated with fountains and statues of the infancy of the gods destroyed between and Full-size ships were constructed for sailing on the Grand Canal, and the garden had an open-air ballroom surrounded by trees; a water organ, a labyrinth , and a grotto.
In the first published treatises on gardens, in the 17th century, they devoted chapters to the subject of how to correct or improve perspective, usually to create the illusion of greater distance. This was often done by having alleys become narrower, or having rows of trees that converged, or were trimmed so that they became gradually shorter, as they went farther away from the centre of the garden or from the house. This created the illusion that the perspective was longer and that the garden was larger than it actually was.
Another trick used by French garden designers was the ha-ha fr: saut de loup. This was a method used to conceal fences which crossed long alleys or perspectives. A deep and wide trench with vertical wall of stone on one side was dug wherever a fence crossed a view, or a fence was placed in bottom of the trench, so that it was invisible to the viewer. As gardens became more and more ambitious and elaborate through the 17th century, the garden no longer served as a decoration for the chateau.
At Chantilly and at Saint-Germain , the chateau became a decorative element of the much larger garden. The appearance of the French garden in the 17th and 18th centuries was a result of the development of several new technologies. This science had several technological developments.
This science had come from the military, following the introduction of cannon and modern siege warfare, when they were required to dig trenches and build walls and earth fortifications quickly. This led to the development of baskets for carrying earth on the back, wheelbarrows, carts and wagons. Andre LeNotre adapted these methods to build the level terraces, and to dig canals and basins on a grand scale.
A second development was in hydrology , bringing water to the gardens for the irrigation of the plants and for use in the many fountains. This development was not fully successful at Versailles, which was on a plateau; even with pumps and a system of canals bringing water from the Seine, and the construction in of a huge pumping machine, the Machine de Marly , there was still not enough water pressure for all the fountains of Versailles to be turned on at once.
Fontainiers were placed along the routes of the King's promenades, and turned on the fountains at each site just before he arrived. A related development took place in hydroplasie , the art and science of shaping water into different shapes as it came out the fountain.
The shape of the water depended upon the force of the water and the shape of the nozzle. This art was closely associated with the fireworks of the time, which tried to achieve similar effects with fire instead of water. Both the fountains and fireworks were often accompanied by music, and were designed to show how nature water and fire could be shaped by the will of man. Another important development was in horticulture , in the ability to raise plants from warmer climates in the northern European climate by protecting them inside buildings and bringing them outdoors in pots.
The first orangeries were built in France in the 16th century following the introduction of the orange tree after the Italian Wars. Today it can shelter trees.
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Madame de Pompadour Getty Research Institute. Madame la marquise de Pompadour Harvard University. Gontran de Poncins ca. Educated by clerics on the family estate until age fourteen, he followed the usual aristocratic path to military school and, finally, Saint Cyr, the French equivalent of West Point. World War I ended before he could enter the conflict, so he joined the army as a private scandalizing his family, his widow reveals and served with the French mission assigned to the American Army of Occupation of Germany.
He grew increasingly interested in human psychology, searching, he said, for what is that helps people make their way through life. Her father was a soldier while her mother was a teacher. When the Second World War broke out, her father stayed in France to fight, while she and her mother returned to Guadeloupe. They married in , and lived at various times in Senegal, Switzerland, Paris, and Guadeloupe.
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