Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century

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The eighteenth century was a time of supreme achievement in French architecture. The buildings of the period are distinguished by restraint and proportion, grace and practicality - qualities that influenced architecture across Europe. This handsome book surveys developments from the final years of Louis XIV and the lasting influence of Jules-Hardouin Mansart to the dramatic fantasies of Boullee. It analyses not only the buildings, but also their interiors, and the contemporary theoretical literature.
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Pt. 1 The School of Jules Hardouin-Mansart and the Gout Moderne (1700-1730)
2 The Last Works of Jules Hardouin-Mansart 4
3 Robert de Cotte 8
4 Germain Boffrand 24
5 Domestic Architecture in and outside Paris 35
6 Decoration 57
Pt. 2 The Rococo (1730-1755)
2 Jacques V Gabriel and Public Building 76
3 The Art of the Court and the Early Work of Ange-Jacques Gabriel 87
4 Emmanuel Here and Architecture in Lorraine under King Stanislas 93
5 Private Building 102
6 Church Architecture in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century 109
7 Decoration 119
Pt. 3 Early Neoclassicism (1755-1775)
2 Blondel and the Traditionalists 135
3 Legeay and the Genesis of Neoclassicism in Rome 139
4 Ange-Jacques Gabriel: Mature Work and Followers 145
5 Jacques-Germain Soufflot 165
6 The Pioneers of Antiquity: Peyre the Elder, De Wailly, Gondoin, Victor Louis, Clerisseau, Le Camus de Mezieres 173
7 Domestic Architecture in Paris and the Early Work of Boullee and Ledoux 190
8 Neoclassical Church Architecture 199
9 Decoration 208
Pt. 4 The Second Phase of Neoclassicism (1775-1800)
2 Court Art 221
3 Public Architecture and the Late Work of Ledoux 225
4 Domestic Architecture in Paris 240
5 Revolutionary Architecture 249
6 Decoration 263
List of Abbreviations 271
Notes 271
Bibliography 283
Index 288
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