L'Art du Treillage

L'Art du Treillage
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Jean-Pierre Van Reyndorp & Claire Frange-Duchene. Preface by Pierre-Andre Lablaude.

Semur-en-Auxois. Editions Spiralinthe. 2006. Hardback, dust jacket. 216 pages. Extensively illustrated throughout with drawings and archival and modern photographs. 290 x 290mm (11 x 11"). 1.7kg. French. Near fine; light shelf wear to the top of the rear jacket.

This is the scarce definitive book on "L'Art du Treillage" or the use of trellises in garden design. It begins with a history of trellises from antiquity and the Roman Empire through to the twentieth century. There is a chapter on the great designer Jacques-Andre Roubo (1769-1782) and one on the restoration of the Bosquet d'Encelade at Versailles. It then looks at outstanding examples of trellising in France - Chantilly, L'Hotel Matignon, the Great Exhibitions, L'Hotel de Camondo, La Villa Trianon, Chateau de Baillon, Albert Khan, and many more. Final chapters include Waux-Hall in Brussels, contemporary trellising, and secrets of manufacturing.