Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century

Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century

by Wend von Kalnein, Wend Von Kalnein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300060130

ISBN-13: 9780300060133

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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 interior, and he 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:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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