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Louis Benech : Twelve French Gardens
by Erik Orsenna and Eric Jansen and Eric Sander


Overview - In this elegant and accessible book, the photographer Eric Sander and the journalist Eric Jansen offer a portrait of Louis Benech's gardens in all their beauty and subtlety This book presents twelve French gardens designed by Louis Benech, from the Jardin du Soleil et des Nuages at the Chateau de Villandry to Square Nicolas Forestier in inner-city Paris, via an estate in the Sologne, a Normandy manor house, a Breton flower garden, an exotic oasis in central Paris, a project in the footsteps of Russell Page in Burgundy, and the gardens of the Chateau de Pange, officially recognized by the French Ministry of Culture as a jardin remarquable .  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this elegant and accessible book, the photographer Eric Sander and the journalist Eric Jansen offer a portrait of Louis Benech's gardens in all their beauty and subtlety This book presents twelve French gardens designed by Louis Benech, from the Jardin du Soleil et des Nuages at the Chateau de Villandry to Square Nicolas Forestier in inner-city Paris, via an estate in the Sologne, a Normandy manor house, a Breton flower garden, an exotic oasis in central Paris, a project in the footsteps of Russell Page in Burgundy, and the gardens of the Chateau de Pange, officially recognized by the French Ministry of Culture as a jardin remarquable . In their wide diversity, these twelve gardens reflect the many facets of a remarkable talent that has earned Louis Benech worldwide recognition; perhaps they also herald a second volume devoted to a further twelve designs by Benech, this time selected from his work outside France? Louis Benech came to gardening through his love of plants. After studying law, he went to work at the famous Hillier Nurseries in England. Captivated by what he learned there, he returned to France to work as gardener in a private garden in Normandy. In 1985, he began his career as a garden designer and landscape architect. Five years later he was commissioned, with Pascal Cribier and Francois Roubaud, to redesign the historic part of the Tuileries gardens. Since then, he has designed and carried out some 300 projects, both public and private, and stretching from Korea to Panama, via Canada and the United States, Greece and Morocco. While most of his work has been for private individuals, he has also received commissions from large multinational companies such as Axa, Hermes and Suez. He has also worked on many established historic gardens, such as those at the Elysee Palace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Quai d Orsay in Paris, the chateau at Chaumont on the Loire, and the Achilleion in Corfu. Recent commissions have included the gardens of the Archives Nationales in Paris, and the creation of a new garden in the Bosquet du Theatre d Eau at the Palace of Versailles. In all of his projects, Louis Benech sets out to create a genuinely harmonious relationship between his landscape design and the natural and architectural setting of each site. Ideally, he would like this interface to be so subtle that no one would even guess that he had worked there. Maintenance is one of his prime concerns, and he devotes particular attention to finding the most cost-effective ways of ensuring the continuity of his gardens."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9782353401550
  • ISBN-10: 2353401554
  • Publisher: Gourcuff Gradenigo
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 221


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