A master of Rococo illustration, Eisen understood perfectly the author's arguments against Rococo ornament in architecture—a capricious stylistic aberration that should be corrected by a return to nature. A winsome goddess of architecture reclines against the ruins of the classical orders and gestures toward a more truthful and authentic structure, a rustic cabin framed by living trees. Laugier applied some of the same reasoning to garden design in the last chapter of this influential…

Jacques Aliamet

A master of Rococo illustration, Eisen understood perfectly the author's arguments against Rococo ornament in architecture—a capricious stylistic aberration that should be corrected by a return to nature. A winsome goddess of architecture reclines against the ruins of the classical orders and gestures toward a more truthful and authentic structure, a rustic cabin framed by living trees. Laugier applied some of the same reasoning to garden design in the last chapter of this influential…

Jacques Aliamet after Charles Eisen (1720–1778)  (1726–1788)  Allegory of architecture

Jacques Aliamet after Charles Eisen (1720–1778) (1726–1788) Allegory of architecture

Adriaen van de Venne. Detail from A Merry Company in an Arbor, 1615.

Adriaen van de Venne. Detail from A Merry Company in an Arbor, 1615.

Pupil of John Soane, Perspective of a primitive hut at the origin of the Doric temple

Pupil of John Soane, Perspective of a primitive hut at the origin of the Doric temple

Little Bitty Pretty One - 03/14Cheekwood Botanical Garden, Nashville, TN wicker structures by Patrick Dougherty

Little Bitty Pretty One - 03/14Cheekwood Botanical Garden, Nashville, TN wicker structures by Patrick Dougherty

Primitive hut by Sir William Chambers (1722-96)

Primitive hut by Sir William Chambers (1722-96)

The primitive house of the Phrygians. From the French translation of Vitruvius made by Claude Perrault.

The primitive house of the Phrygians. From the French translation of Vitruvius made by Claude Perrault.

François blondel - The primitive hut and the tomb of J.J. Rousseau

François blondel - The primitive hut and the tomb of J.J. Rousseau

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