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Published: January 20th 2010
In 1899, Alexandre MARCEL live in Paris , France, this architect completed a decorated hall for the Japanese director of "Bon Marché" (now since 1931 cinema "La Pagode") Paris .
He married with Madeleine BERGERE and for his new family, around the castle Colbert, he build a garden, with an orchard and a vegetable garden in . On the banks of the river "La Moine" whose waters are now kept back by a dam, he started a garden, which he called a "Japanese landscape ".
At the Universal Exhibition in Paris (1900), Alexandre MARCEL supervise three pavilions: the Cambodia, Spain and that of the sea-transport company called the "Panorama du Tour du Monde".
Alexandre Marcel go to Japan in 1913 to work on the construction of the French Embassy in Tokyo.
In 1924 he published about Orientalism and architectural projects: « orientalisme et architecturales exécutés et projetés » . Two days after the inauguration of the last building in July 1928 (Monuments to the Dead of the Fayette squadron in the Saint Cloud Park , France), Alexandre Marcel died .
In 1987, Japanese professors from the horticultural universities of TOKYO and NIIGATA recognized the 12
hectares of the classified site as Japanese- gardens inspired of the period EDO (XVI-XIX centuries).
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