Architecture of France

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Architecture of France

David A. Hanser

Publisher: Greenwood PressFormat: Hardcover

This title presents a reference guide to the most significant architectural structures in France. Covering all regions of France, from Avignon's Palace of the Popes to Versailles' Petit Trianon, and all periods of French architecture, from the Roman theatre at Orange to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, this volume examines more than 60 of France's most important architectural landmarks. Entries cover major architectural structures such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame, as well as smaller sites such as Metro stations. Writing in a clear and engaging style, the author describes the features, functions, and historical importance of each structure. Besides identifying location, style, architects, and periods of initial construction and major renovation, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries also highlight architectural and historical terms explained in the glossary and conclude with a useful listing of further readings. The volume also offers lists of entries by location, architectural style, and time period, as well as a general bibliography, a subject index, and a detailed introductory overview of French architecture.It is a part of the “Reference Guides to National Architecture” series.

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