André, Édouard François 1840-1911Alternative names
Édouard André was a leading landscape architect and horticulturist of the late 19th century. Born in Bourges, France, André, the son of a nurseryman, studied with his father and apprenticed with the municipal horticulturalist of Angers. Young Édouard spent a year at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, and at the age of 20 was appointed head gardener of the City of Paris. His design philosophy, which has been compared to that of F.L. Olmsted, is summed up in L'Art des Jardins, published in 1879. In 1892 he was appointed the first Professor of Horticultural and Landscape Architecture at the National School of Horticulture. André edited the serials "L'Illustration Horticole" and the "Revue Horticole."
From the description of Correspondence of Édouard François André 1886-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 229681280