Gardens in Utopia. Notes on a Suggestive Detail in the French Utopian Literature of the Late 17th and Early 18th Century Cover Image

Les jardins dans l’utopie. Remarques sur un détail significatif dans le récit utopique français de la fin du XVIIe et du début du XVIIIe siècle
Gardens in Utopia. Notes on a Suggestive Detail in the French Utopian Literature of the Late 17th and Early 18th Century

Author(s): Radu Toderici
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Classical Utopias; Gardening Literature; French Gardens; Louis XIV.

Summary/Abstract: This paper argues that what may appear as an apparently minor detail in the French utopian narratives written during the reign of Louis XIV, the shape and ornaments of the utopian garden, is in fact highly consistent with the developments of the genre in that particular historical moment.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 188-195
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: French