By David A. Hanser
Protecting 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 crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in a transparent and fascinating sort, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma kingdom college, describes the gains, features, and ancient significance of every constitution. in addition to deciding on place, kind, architects, and classes of preliminary development and significant preservation, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and ancient phrases defined within the word list and finish with an invaluable directory of extra readings.
The quantity additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries via place, architectural kind, and period of time, in addition to a common bibliography, a subject matter index, and a close introductory evaluate of French structure. Entries hide significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. issues 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 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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Aigues-Mortes flourished for a while, but it soon declined. It had been built too close to the mouth of the "Little Rhone," which rapidly silted up the harbor. Continuous dredging proved too expensive, and when Marseilles was incorporated into the kingdom, its bigger, better port ended AiguesMortes's use as a port city. During the Wars of Religion, the Tower of Constance became the largest Protestant prison in the realm. Finally, in the nineteenth century, salt production was increased, vineyards planted, and tourism developed.
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. To fit all the facilities needed in the limited building height and keep the plaza as large as possible, ceiling heights of the floors are very low, thus the need for the temporary galleries to be doubleheight spaces that, like the 300-seat auditorium, are entered from the basement level.
The Institut du Monde Arabe and the vast new national library, the Bibliotheque Nationale Francois Mitterrand). In the twenty-first century, French architects—Jean Nouvel, Christian de Portzamparc, and Dominique Perrault, among others—are among the most famous and sought-after architects in the world. Arcnitecture 01 France This page intentionally left blank ABBAYE AUX HOMMES (MEN'S ABBEY)/ST. ETIENNE, CAEN Styles: Norman Romanesque (lacade ana nave), ana Gothic (choir ana apse) Dates: 1 0 6 6 - 1 0 7 7 , and Early Twelfth Century Architects: Romanesque Architects: Unknown; Gothic Architect: Guillemus Etienne (St.
Architecture of France by David A. Hanser