By David A. Hanser

Overlaying 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 fascinating type, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma country collage, describes the beneficial properties, services, and historic value of every constitution. in addition to selecting position, sort, architects, and classes of preliminary building and significant maintenance, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and old phrases defined within the word list and finish with an invaluable directory of extra readings.
The quantity additionally deals ready-reference lists of entries via place, architectural variety, and period of time, in addition to a normal bibliography, an issue index, and an in depth introductory evaluation of French structure. Entries conceal significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every little thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. issues comprise: 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 heart BLReims Cathedral BLVersailles BLVilla Savoye excellent for faculty and highschool scholars alike, this entire examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.

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Between each of these units is a window. Interior Ancy-le-Franc's interior is the most sumptuous in Burgundy, with murals executed during several periods. Some of the most famous artists of the sixteenth century worked at Ancy, for example, Primaticcio, Nicolo delPAbbate, and their students, who were brought from Italy to decorate Chambord and Fontainebleau. Decorations, especially the paintings with mythological figures, are thus very typical of Italian Mannerism. The Chateau Today Except for some of the decoration, Antoine III de Clermont enjoyed a finished chateau when he died in 1578, but otherwise the end of his life was sad.

This subtle, refined, and beautiful facade contrasts with the horrendous, prisonlike Faculty of Sciences building of the University of Paris, which dominates the other side of the entry plaza. Nouvel's institute quietly and effectively criticizes it as inhumane and simplistic. The Interior Immediately inside the entry doors, visitors cross a dramatic, open, vertical shaft containing stairs and the glass-enclosed elevators. To the left and right are reception areas incorporating a bookstore and views down into the temporary exhibition gallery.

BAPTISTERY OF ST JEAN (ST JOHN), POITIERS Styles: Roman, and Merovingian (Early Christian) Dates: Fourth, sixth, seventh, tenth, and thirteenth centuries Architect: Unknown 24 Baptistery of St. Jean (St. John) of St. Jean (St. John) in Poitiers is one of the oldest existtheingbaptistery Christian buildings in France. Most authorities state that it was built about 360, possibly on the orders of St. E. Even if the octagonal baptismal pool and the walls of the high central part of the structure up to the windows are the only extant parts of the original Roman structure, St.

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