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Loire Valley Châteaux & Gardens: Cradle of French Renaissance Culture

Loire Valley Châteaux & Gardens: Cradle of French Renaissance Culture
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

2017 Classical Lecture Series, A Year of Enlightenment: The French Influence in Design and Style
Lecture III: Loire Valley Châteaux  &  Gardens:  Cradle of French Renaissance Culture
Dr. Eric Haskell, Guest Speaker

An exploration of how the French appropriated ideas from the Italian Renaissance and incorporated them in the famed châteaux and gardens of France’s Loire Valley is the topic of this lecture.   Our inquiry will frame important historical figures such as King Francis the First and famed Mistress Diane de Poitiers within the rich context of Humanism.  We will discover the grandeur of the châteaux of Amboise, Chambord, Blois, Chenonceau and other princely palaces as well as the celebrated gardens of the Loire.  Furthermore,  our investigation will illuminate the ways in which the French Renaissance aesthetic  prefigured the  creation of Fontainebleau as well as the 17th-century palaces and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles.

This lecture series is in partnership with the French Heritage Society.

Dr. Eric Haskell is a Professor of French Studies & Interdisciplinary Humanities and the Director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College.

Generously hosted by Marc Phillips
Address: 815 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Ticket: $40 ICAA/FHS Members; $55 general public
Free for 2017 Classical Lecture Series Season Ticket Holders
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This lecture series made possible by the generous support from:

Event Sponsors
Boston Brick and Stone
Gordon Gibson Construction
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Millworks by Design
Millworks Etc./Steelworks, Etc

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