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The gardens of La Gara : an 18th century estate in Geneva with gardens designed by Erik Dhont and a labyrinth by Markus Raetz / edited by Anette Freytag ; with texts by Verena Best-Mast, Erik A. de Jong, Erik Dhont, Éric Dumont, Leïla el-Wakil, Anette Freytag, Iris Lauterbach, Gaël Maridat, Rainer Michael Mason, Markus Raetz, Luc-Éric Revilliod, Natalie Rilliet ; with photographs by Georg Aerni ; translation of the texts by Anette Freytag.

Publication:
Zürich : Scheidegger & Spiess, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
380 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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Subjects:
Dhont, Erik, 1962-.
Rätz, Markus.
La Gara (Geneva, Switzerland).
Gardens -- Switzerland -- Geneva.
Landscape architecture -- Switzerland -- Geneva -- History.
Landscape architecture -- Switzerland -- Geneva -- Pictorial works.
Landscape gardening -- Switzerland -- Geneva.
Maze gardens -- Switzerland -- Geneva.
Labyrinths -- Switzerland -- Geneva.
Historic buildings -- Switzerland -- Geneva.
Historic buildings.
Landscape architecture.
Landscape gardening.
Maze gardens.
Switzerland -- Geneva.
Form/Genre:
History.
Pictorial works.
Summary:
La Gara is an 18th-century country estate in Jussy, a village near Geneva, Switzerland. The buildings have been carefully restored by Swiss architect Verena Best, who also added coherent interventions to the interior design. The renowned Belgian landscape designer Erik Dhont reinterpreted and subtly redesigned the gardens and surrounding grounds, completed by a palindrome-like labyrinth designed by Swiss artist Markus Raetz. This new book tells the full story of the La Gara estate and illustrates its beauty. The essays by Anette Freytag, Verena Best, Eric Dumont, Leïla el-Wakil, Anette Freytag, Iris Lauterbach, Gaël Maridat & Christian Meisser, Rainer Michael Mason, Luc-Eric Revilliod, and Natalie Rilliet investigate various aspects of its preservation and restoration of buildings and gardens and the contemporary interventions. They highlight features such as the historic watering system for the gardens and the included fishponds and look at the specific Genevan garden tradition and characteristics of the rural landscape around Jussy with its biodiversity. Moreover, they contextualize La Gara with the "ferme ornée", a villa with agricultural and ornamental features following ancient Roman models. The beautifully designed volume is rounded out with newly commissioned photographs by renowned Swiss photographer Georg Aerni.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John Dixon Hunt Fund.
Contributor:
Freytag, Anette, 1971- editor.
Aerni, Georg, 1959- photographer.
John Dixon Hunt Fund.
ISBN:
9783858818027
385881802X
OCLC:
1033394333
Publisher Number:
9783858818027