Looks that the main contributors and main themes behind the palaces, gardens and grounds at Versailles. The whole is considered as a state monument to the glory of Louis XIV; influence of LeVau, LeNotre, Lebrun, Mansart and other key figures are noted. The use of royal building as an expression of statemanship is noted; Versailles is seen as the origin of the multi-area "theme park" of ideas. 9 pages, 14 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
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