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By David A. Hanser

Overlaying all areas of France, from Avignons Palace of the Popes to Versailles Petit Trianon, and all sessions 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 vital architectural landmarks. Writing in a transparent and interesting variety, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma nation collage, describes the good points, features, and ancient value of every constitution. in addition to deciding upon place, kind, architects, and classes of preliminary development 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 by way of position, architectural sort, and period of time, in addition to a common bibliography, a subject matter index, and an in depth introductory review of French structure. Entries conceal significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. subject matters 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 heart BLReims Cathedral BLVersailles BLVilla Savoye perfect for school and highschool scholars alike, this finished examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.

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Finally, in the nineteenth century, salt production was increased, vineyards planted, and tourism developed. By 1990, about 5,000 people lived in Aigues-Mortes, many of them outside the walls. The Walls of Aigues-Mortes In their final form, the walls of Aigues-Mortes enclose about 40 acres in an irregular rectangle, roughly a half by a quarter of a mile, with its corners oriented to the cardinal points, as was characteristic of Medieval French fortresses. ) The northeast and southeast sides of Aigues-Mortes (1706 and 1066 feet, respectively) are longer than the southwest (sea) and northwest sides (1673 and 935 feet, respectively).

It was the first example in France of the syntax and vocabulary of classical architecture used in accordance with the canons of the Renaissance masters. Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian Orders are superimposed in what was accepted to be the correct order, as they are used on the Colosseum in Rome, for example. The frontispiece at Anet was considered so important a model for French architects that after the Revolution, when the chateau began to be demolished, it was dismantled and remounted in Paris, where it still stands in the courtyard of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Parisian school of art and architecture.

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.

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