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Roads in Gardens at the End of 18th Century – Historical Theory and Contemporary Practice Illustrated with an Example of Łazienki Królewskie Park in Warsaw

   | 29 janv. 2021
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The aim of this study is to determine the characteristic features of road systems, typical for parks at the end of the 18th century, and to establish their state of preservation. This problem was illustrated with the example of the Royal Łazienki Park (Łazienki Królewskie) in Warsaw, considered to be a characteristic and well-known object of its kind. As part of the study, it was possible to identify the theoretical basis for shaping the road system of the Royal Łazienki Park in the 18th century and the structure that was achieved as a result of the works performed at that time, based on archived documents. To assess the degree of its preservation, the historical layout was compared with its contemporary state, as part of field research. The study was concluded with the determination of the structures typical for road systems in parks at the end of the 18th century and their durability over time.