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The Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien Régime

The Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien Régime

by Richard L. Cleary
     
 

This book is the first study to examine a unique urban phenomenon that is closely associated with French monarchy in the age of absolutism. Featuring a free-standing statue of the monarch at its center, the place royale was framed by buildings of uniform, monumental design such as found in the Place Vendôme. In this study, Richard Cleary examines the places

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This book is the first study to examine a unique urban phenomenon that is closely associated with French monarchy in the age of absolutism. Featuring a free-standing statue of the monarch at its center, the place royale was framed by buildings of uniform, monumental design such as found in the Place Vendôme. In this study, Richard Cleary examines the places royales in terms of the political mechanisms and design processes through which they were conceived, their intended meanings for contemporaries, and their relationship to the urban fabrics of which they are a part.

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"...thoroughly researched and profusely illustrated..." Jeffrey Merrick, College Art Association Reviews

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ISBN-13:
9780521369985
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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