"Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century" by Wend von Kalnein

Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century New Edition Wend von Kalnein, David Britt

Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
24 May 1995
ISBN:
9780300060133
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
308 pages: 279 x 216mm
Illustrations:
250 b-w + 50 color illus.

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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 interiors, and the contemporary theoretical literature.