Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century

Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century

by Wend von Kalnein, David Britt, Wend Von Kalnein
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300060133
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
8.99(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Maps
Pt. 1The School of Jules Hardouin-Mansart and the Gout Moderne (1700-1730)
2The Last Works of Jules Hardouin-Mansart4
3Robert de Cotte8
4Germain Boffrand24
5Domestic Architecture in and outside Paris35
6Decoration57
Pt. 2The Rococo (1730-1755)
2Jacques V Gabriel and Public Building76
3The Art of the Court and the Early Work of Ange-Jacques Gabriel87
4Emmanuel Here and Architecture in Lorraine under King Stanislas93
5Private Building102
6Church Architecture in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century109
7Decoration119
Pt. 3Early Neoclassicism (1755-1775)
2Blondel and the Traditionalists135
3Legeay and the Genesis of Neoclassicism in Rome139
4Ange-Jacques Gabriel: Mature Work and Followers145
5Jacques-Germain Soufflot165
6The Pioneers of Antiquity: Peyre the Elder, De Wailly, Gondoin, Victor Louis, Clerisseau, Le Camus de Mezieres173
7Domestic Architecture in Paris and the Early Work of Boullee and Ledoux190
8Neoclassical Church Architecture199
9Decoration208
Pt. 4The Second Phase of Neoclassicism (1775-1800)
2Court Art221
3Public Architecture and the Late Work of Ledoux225
4Domestic Architecture in Paris240
5Revolutionary Architecture249
6Decoration263
List of Abbreviations271
Notes271
Bibliography283
Index288

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