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Architecture of France by David A. Hanser

By David A. Hanser

Masking all areas of France, from Avignons Palace of the Popes to Versailles Petit Trianon, and all classes of French structure, from the Roman theater at Orange to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, this quantity examines greater than 60 of Frances most crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in a transparent and interesting type, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma country college, describes the gains, services, and old value of every constitution. in addition to picking out situation, kind, architects, and classes of preliminary building and significant maintenance, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and old phrases defined within the thesaurus and finish with an invaluable directory of extra readings.
The quantity additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries via position, architectural type, and period of time, in addition to a normal bibliography, a topic index, and an in depth introductory evaluation of French structure. Entries disguise significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every little thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. themes contain: BLAigues-Mortes BLArc de Triomphe BLBasilica of the Sacre Coeur BLChartres Cathedral BLEiffel Tower BLFontainbleau BLLouvre and Tuileries Gardens BLMadeleine BLMont St. Michel BLNimes Amphitheater BLParis Opera (Palais Garnier) BLPompidou middle BLReims Cathedral BLVersailles BLVilla Savoye perfect for faculty and highschool scholars alike, this complete examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.

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AIGUES-MORTES, AIGUES-MORTES, MEDITERRANEAN COAST Style: Gothic D a t e s : 1 4 4 0 — 1 4 8 9 , with m i n o r subsequent modifications Architect: Unknown igues-Mortes, a fortress-city on the Mediterranean coast between and Montpellier, was built to serve three purposes: (1) it represented the king's presence in southern France, which had only recently been effectively made part of the realm with the subduing of the Cathars and the expulsion of the English; (2) it was the port from which Louis IX (St.

Though heavily restored, the block to the left, which contained a suite of secondary rooms, still exists and is lived in by the present owners of the chateau. When the slightly lower wing across the court was demolished, the palace chapel, a masterpiece of masonry construction that was built into it, was spared and now sits isolated. A second set of courtyards lay on the far sides of the secondary wings. There were fountains and sculptures in them and in the garden at the back of the corps de logis.

F u r t h e r Reading Blunt, Anthony. Revised by Richard Beresford. An and Architecture in Prance: 15001700. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. Chateau dAncy-le-Franc. Cosne sur Loire, France: Les Editions Nivernaises, 1982. There is a guidebook for the chateau. Michelin Guide. , 2000. 12 net: Chateau Perouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie. Histoire de Varchitecture franqaise: De la Renaissance a la Revolution. Paris: Menges, Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites, 1989. Very good, but available only in French.

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