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Designs for Parterres

Designs for Parterres

Bridging the Dutch garden tradition with the monumental landscaping style of Louis XIV, Daniel Marot managed to introduce dramatic baroque flourishes in the parterres at Het Loo, drawing inspiration from arabesque designs that he had originally devised for interior decoration, as in this example.

 

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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