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Garden Activities and New Plantings on the Stanford University Campus

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The text for Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond D’Alembert’s monumental Encyclopédie, ou Dictionaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des metiers, was published over two decades; its illustrations were printed separately in eleven portfolios (1762-72). This engraving, Raised Beds for a Kitchen Garden by Robert Benard (France, born 1741), is from the section on Agriculture, Gardening, which also illustrated tools, parterre patterns, and pruning techniques. It is included in the exhibition, The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art. Courtesy of the Iris & B Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts.

This summer, at Stanford, visitors can see the university’s oldest and newest garden areas, as well as the exhibition, The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, which has recently opened at the Iris & B Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts. The exhibition draws together some 200 prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings by more than one hundred artists. Garden images are presented from three perspectives. The first is an overview of design issues—from terrain, tex...

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