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Monthly Archives: September, 2010

Pre-existing memories of Giverny

An exhibition of Monet’s work opened this week at the Grand Palais. It is the first retrospective of his paintings for around 30 years in Paris, where he remains resolutely … Continue reading

September 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

A real jardin anglais in Paris

The hôtel de Charost in the 8th arrondissement of Paris was built in the 1720s and was subsequently the home for 11 years of Pauline Borghese, favourite sister of Napoleon … Continue reading

September 24, 2010 · 3 Comments

Monuments and Memories

Is heritage about things or about people? Last Friday I attended a conference in London, organised by Europa Nostra and ICOMOS UK, which considered this question. Called “Monuments and Memories,” … Continue reading

September 21, 2010 · 3 Comments

Modern heritage with a capital ‘M’

This weekend is Les Journées du Patrimoine, French Heritage Open Days, and one of the buildings involved is Le Corbusier’s masterpiece the Villa Savoye in Poissy, northeast of Paris. We … Continue reading

September 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Cheshire Cat at Versailles

From tomorrow, the chateau of Versailles is hosting an exhibition by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. He describes himself as like the Cheshire Cat, guiding the visitor through the wonderland of … Continue reading

September 13, 2010 · 2 Comments

Dan Kiley and New York Fashion Week

Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center was designed in the 1960s by master landscape architect Dan Kiley. Much diminished through neglect and misuse, the park is about to host New … Continue reading

September 8, 2010 · 4 Comments

Picardie’s floating market gardens

Last weekend we visited the hortillonnages in Amiens, over 300 hectares of marshland which has for centuries been managed as small garden plots surrounded by canals. There are no roads … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Dan Kiley in Brussels

I recently wrote a piece for the Historic Gardens Review on a courtyard garden designed by American master landscape architect Dan Kiley in Brussels. In 1989 AG Group (a financial … Continue reading

September 3, 2010 · 1 Comment

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