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EXHIBITION "ÉDOUARD FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ: A CREATOR OF PARKS"
10 September, 2011 21 May, 2012
This exhibition marks 100 years since the death of
André (1840-1911), world renowned
French landscape architect and park art theorist, author
and editor, architecture professor and traveller.
Featuring iconographic material, the exhibition seeks to
give a broad overview of E. F. André's
unique legacy evident in historical and contemporary
photographs of the parks he created in Europe North
Africa and Latin America, as well as in the informative
texts commenting on the iconographic material.
The exhibition's main focus is on estate parks that E. F
André, with his son René,
created in Lithuania in the late 19th century, at the
Tyszkiewicz family residences in Palanga, Lentvaris,
Užutrakis and Trakų Vokė. Viewers are also inviti to
ponder the rich creative legacy E. F. Andre that
consists not only o the unique parks and gardens that
were actually realized, but also his manual "The Art of
Gardens" that worldwide recognition, the result of a
Latin American expedition and his academic activities