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Designing Paris : the architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer, David Van Zanten, (electronic resource)

Label
Designing Paris : the architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer
Title
Designing Paris
Title remainder
the architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer
Statement of responsibility
David Van Zanten
Title variation
Architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Designing Paris explores the revolution in French architecture that began around 1830 under the leadership of Flix Duban, Henri Labrouste, Louis Duc, and Lon Vaudoyer. It shows how these four architects dominated their profession during the Monarchy of July and the Second Empire of Napoleon III, producing works of elasticity and brilliance not often associated with modern notions of the French Classical tradition, works in which they sought simultaneously to trace the historical evolution of architecture and to explore rational innovations in structure. This reconciliation of historicism and rationalism, Van Zanten observes, bore fruit in the design and construction of public monuments of great individuality, subtlety, and complexity. These became the generative elements of the city of Paris itself as it was transformed during the middle of the nineteenth century, giving rise to the ""Beaux-Arts"" system of training and design that spread from Paris to the world at large, and to the professional definition of the architect as a public servant. The buildings from the years of the Monarchy 6 of July (1830-1848) that are discussed and illustrated in detail are Duban's designs for the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Labrouste's Bibliothque Sainte-Genevive, and Vaudoyer's Conservatoire des Arts et Mtiers. Three of the monuments that were erected during the Second Empire of Napoleon III (who was overthrown in 1870) are the subject of the book's final chapters: Vaudoyer's Marseilles Cathedral, the only cathedral erected in France in the nineteenth century; Duc's Palais de justice on the Ile de la Cit, one of the centerpieces of Haussmann's Paris; and Labrouste's Bibliothque Nationale, widely regarded as the most conceptu ally innovative work of this generation. Designing Paris discusses the professional, political, and cultural contexts of these great public monuments and examines their relation to the works of such figures as Charles Gamier and Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc.--
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1943-
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Van Zanten, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Open Access e-Books
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  • Neoclassicism (Architecture)
  • Greek revival (Architecture)
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Paris (France)
Label
Designing Paris : the architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer, David Van Zanten, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/2375.001.0001?locatt=mode:legacy
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2375
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262220316
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1247718489
Label
Designing Paris : the architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer, David Van Zanten, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/2375.001.0001?locatt=mode:legacy
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2375
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262220316
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1247718489

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