I. Maisons de Campagne: Habitations Rurales, Chateaux, Fermes, Jardins Anglais, Temples, Chaumières, Kiosques, Ponts, Etc., Etc. II. Jardins de France, d'Angleterre, d'Allemagne: Plans de Jardins Connus Variés de Tous Genres et de Toutes Grandeurs. III. Décorations de Jardins: Plans, Élévations et Détails de Fabriques de Tous Genres, Architecture Française, Romaine, Grecque, Turque, Egyptienne, Arabe, Mauresque, Chinoise, Gothique, Renaissance, Etc., Avec Ornements et Détails d'Exécution
by Krafft, Jean-Charles
A complete three-part series in one volume, 22, 6, 6 pp. of introductory text followed by 292 total engraved full-page plates, some folding (121, 56, and 115 plates in the various sections), showing beautifully detailed plans of country residences and elaborate gardens, created by a range of notable architects and landscape designers including Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Jacques-Marie Huvé, Jacques-Pierre Gisors, Jean-François-Thèrése Chalgrin, Jean-Jacques Lequeu, Julien-David Le Roy, Jean-Antoine Alavoine, Charles-François Mandar, François-Joseph Bélanger, Jacques Cellerier, and many others, employing a variety of architectural and design styles for a wide variety of projects, the plates unusually rich with construction details and a number of images per structure, depicting floor plans, garden footprints, elevations, and design details. Foxing throughout. Large folio. Half-calf with marbled boards, gilt-tooled and raised spine. Corners rubbed. Paris (Maion Bance Ainé) 1849. This beautiful and important volume contains designs for many notable clients and works, including a pavilion designed for Madame du Barry, a chateau for the President of l'Hormois, a pavilion for Princess Élisabeth at Versailles, the Château de Meudon, the Château Malmaison, the garden of Prince Louis Bonaparte's townhouse, a new decorative garden for the King of Prussia, and the gardens of the Grand and Petit Trianon at Versailles. (Inventory #: 48554)
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