Perkins, Jean A. “Gardening in the
‘Encyclopédie.’” Diderot Studies, vol. 19, Librairie Droz, 1978, pp. 145–62. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/40372498.
In the early 18th century, the art of gardening went about a major shift; beginning in England, more and more people became interested in actually looking at their gardens as well as regularly walking through them. Perkins notes that the influences of this change are present in the Encyclopédie’s articles on gardening and its related subjects of geometry, architecture, and botany. Perkins introduces the various types of gardens and landscapes, then moves on to the treatment of them in the Encyclopédie, discussing the contributors and their expertise on the subject, and even the associated images in the plates. The Encyclopédie, Perkins claims, seemed quite open to the idea of botanical change and promoted experiments to test the effectiveness in planting while also leaving instructions for garden design.
Country of Publication: Switzlerland
Main Classification: Gardening
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