French architecture of the 18th century - which exhibited great technical ability and refined taste - influenced architectural style throughout Europe. This book is a survey of the French architecture of the period. It begins with the origins of the style moderne under the last years of Louis XIV, discusses the end of Rococo and the return to antiquity, and concludes with the Revolutionary architecture and the house of Madame Recamier.LEPALTRE AND BOFFRAND In eighteenth-century architecture, decoration counted tor more than ever before. In France, however, it was concentrated on the interior; only in the final phase of the gma mnderne did it invade the external elevations, and then not ... The articulation consisted in a system of wall panels - panneaux - that embraced the doors as well as window embrasures and chimncypieces.
|Title||:||Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century|
|Author||:||Wend von Kalnein|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 1995|