Friday, August 4, 2017; 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
“Maria Sybilla Merian (1647–1717) and Her Botanical Art Work”
Marieke Van Delft, Curator of Early Printed Collections
National Library of the Netherlands
Support for the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Carmontelle’s Jardin De Monceau:
Celebrating the Unique Garden Culture of 18th-Century France
Thursday, September 7, 2017; 2 p.m.
Humanities Institute—LuEsther T. Mertz Library
Presented by the Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden and the Foundation for Landscape Studies, New York.
This Colloquium marks the starting point of an important project: the publication of a facsimile edition in English of the richly illustrated Le Jardin de Monceau (1779) by Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle (1717-1806). Designed by Carmontelle for the Duc de Chartres, the garden still survives as the much-frequented Parc Monceau in the heart of Paris. The original layout of the garden, with its rich architectural and sculptural features, formed an ideal setting for the social life of the fashionable elite shortly before the French Revolution. The Jardin de Monceau by Carmontelle is a key cultural monument in the history of European garden design.