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Unformatted text preview: LARCH 060 Thursday February 18th, 1999 Announcements: none Lecture notes: FRENCH CHATEAUX (Baroque 17-18C.): Land/Environment: Controlled and flat land Humans seen as conquerors over nature, went beyond the bounds of humanism Socio-cultural milieu: Philosophy, Intellectual inquiry Went beyond humanism Aristocracy as a system with much power Design Expression: Monumental scale, axial views Water was an important aspect, courtyards Goosefoot intersection: design which created an angle of action where individuals could experience it all Parterre, allee, bosque French chateaux were new versions of villas and they imported Italian designers and ideas The garden was the glory of the age, becoming an artform Pascal and DesCarte were discovering aspects of math and philosopht Examples included the Vaux le Vicomte and Versaille which were designed by Andre le Notre The Vaux le Vicomte consised of a strong axis, water as a cross-axis, allees, much geometry. Was intended for show, gave transitional allees, much geometry....
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- Spring '99