Monastic Architecture in France: From the Renaissance to the Revolution

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France is a country so rich in architecture that it is not surprising that some of its fine buildings receive little attention. Amongst the Romanesque and Gothic churches and the Renaissance châteaux, the domestic architecture of the monasteries has been overlooked. Originally published in 1964, this book was the first study of French domestic monastic architecture since the Renaissance. The architecture corresponds to the collegiate and academic architecture of England, but its style is more splendid. To gain material for this book Dr Evans travelled all over France, and found that many of the buildings were now farms or country houses. The book includes 822 photographs, and the study is divided according to the various orders. This is a book which will appeal to art-lovers as well as architects and historians of the religious orders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521180849
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 654
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of illustrations; Introduction; Part I. The Benedictines: 1. 1498–1610; 2. Louis XIII, 1610–43, Louis XIV (regency), 1643–61; 3. Louis XIV, 1661–1715; 4. Louis XI, 1715–74, Louis XVI, 1774–93; Part II. The Cistercians; Part III. The Augustinians: 1. Tradition and reform; 2. The old orders; 3. The new orders: nursing; 4. The new orders: teaching; 5. The new orders: contemplative; Part IV. The Carthusians; Part V. The Carmelites; Part VI. The Dominicans; Part VII. The Franciscans: 1. The Cordeliers; 2. The Recollets; 3. The Capuchins; 4. The Minimes; 5. The Third Order; Part VIII. The Jesuits; Part IX. Lesser Orders: 1. Men; 2. Women; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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