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Its garden, its golden lead peasants and animals, its water effects and its gorgeous marble sculpture at the top make Latona Fountain a gem at the heart of the Gardens of Versailles. Designed by Le Nôtre in 1665 and embellished by Hardouin-Mansart, it has regained today its splendor thanks to exemplary restoration works.
This book tells the story of this masterpiece and reviews step by step the process of its renovation, which was a success thanks to the extra ordinary skills of the gardeners, hydraulic engineers, masons, stone and marble quarries, marble and metal restorers, molders, slater-plumbers and gilders who partook.
Co-publisher : Artlys - Château de Versailles
Date dof publication : May 2015
Format: 24x22 cm
Pages : 84 pages
ISBN : 978-2-85495-617-7
Language : bilingual French/English