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De Voorst

De Voorst

De Voorst exemplifies the Franco-Dutch garden. Its intricate trellises—a novelty in Holland at the time—were greatly admired by the visiting German architect Leonhard Sturm. Fountains, such as the one shown here, also played a vital role in the garden’s conception. Among Daniel Marot’s many garden projects in Holland, De Voorst perhaps best demonstrates the architect’s talent for animating rigid plans with innovative solutions.

 

Image from: Marot, Daniel. Oeuvres: contenant plusieurs pensséz utile aux architectes, peintres, sculpteurs, orfevres & jardiniers, & autres; le toutes en faveure de ceux qui s'appliquerent aux beaux arts. La Haye: P. Husson, 1702.

 

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