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The gardens of Andre Le Ntre shore up the essential configurations of seventeenth-century French aesthetics. Michael Kenna approaches these landscapes with fresh insight that carries the viewer into an elegant world of pure light, form, and line, while following the aesthetic discipline of Le Ntre's gardens. From the legendary Versailles to the newly added Fountainebleu, Kenna explores the ten most important gardens credited to the brilliance of Andre Le Ntre.
This long awaited rerelease of Michael Kenna's, Le Ntre's Gardens has finally arrived, now featuring an additional twenty images in addition to the existing forty meticulously printed quadratone plates. A true visual feast for both lovers of the formal garden and connoisseurs of the classic photograph. Text by professor and garden historian Eric T. Haskell. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.