La réforme de l’art des jardins en France (1890-1925) by Camille LESOUEF – ONLINE

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La réforme de l’art des jardins en France (1890-1925) by Camille LESOUEF – ONLINE

The reform of garden art in France (1890-1925)

This presentation will offer an overview of private garden trends from 1890 to 1925 in France, focusing in particular on the relationship between private gardens and architecture, and between texts and garden projects. It will examine 19th-century French garden culture, by highlighting models reinterpreted and adapted by garden designers. It will then focus on the professional, aesthetic and historic questions posed at the time in Europe, transforming and disrupting gardening practice. Finally, it will delve into symbolic case studies of the period’s leading trends, marked by a conflict between tradition and modernity on the one hand, and nationalism and internationalism, on the other hand.

Camille Lesouef

Camille Lesouef is a PhD student in History of Art at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her thesis, supervised by Professor Jean-Philippe Garric, is entitled L’art des jardins au passage du siècle en France (1867-1914) : nationalisme et modernité (Garden art at the turn of the century in France (1867-1914): nationalism and modernity). Her work has benefited from the Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France ‘Michel Baridon’ bursary (2015).
She is currently a researcher at the ENSA (Normandy School of Architecture) and a lecturer at the ENSP (Versailles School of Landscaping).