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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 theater at Orange to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris—this volume examines more than 60 of France's most important architectural landmarks. Writing in a clear and engaging style, David Hanser, professor of architecture at Oklahoma State University, 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 ready-reference 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.

Entries cover major architectural structures as well as smaller sites, including everything from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. Ideal for college and high school students alike, this comprehensive look at the architecture of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.

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Hanser (architecture, Oklahoma State U.) has written the essays of this volume, which describe the design, structure, patronage, and history of over 60 buildings and monuments in France from the Roman era to the 20th century. Illustrated with b&w photos, the volume is arranged alphabetically by monument, and includes a glossary (all terms in the glossary are marked in italics within the essays). Hanser takes care to indicate sequences of construction, construction techniques, later additions and restoration, as well as later uses or destruction. Suitable for advanced high school and undergraduate students and the general reader.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Hanser (architecture, Oklahoma State U.) has written the essays of this volume, which describe the design, structure, patronage, and history of over 60 buildings and monuments in France from the Roman era to the 20th century. Illustrated with b&w photos, the volume is arranged alphabetically by monument, and includes a glossary (all terms in the glossary are marked in italics within the essays). Hanser takes care to indicate sequences of construction, construction techniques, later additions and restoration, as well as later uses or destruction. Suitable for advanced high school and undergraduate students and the general reader. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Entries by Location

Enries by Architectural Style

Entries by Time Period

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Architecture of France

Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)/St=Etienne

Abbey Church of the Austremoine

Aigues-mortes

Ancy-le-Franc Chateau

Arab World Institute

Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph)

Baptistery if St, Jean (St. John)

Basilica of the Sacre Coeur (The Sacred Heart of Christ)

Bibliotheque Natioanal Francois Mitterrand

Bibliotheque Ste-Genevieve

Carcassonne (Fortress City)

Carnac Alignments

Chambord Chateau

Chartres Cathedral (Notre Dame)

Chenonceaux Chateau

Eiffel Tower

Fontainebleau Palace

Fontenay Abbey

Germigny-des-Pres, Parish Church of

Grande Arche (Grande Arch)

Grande Theater of Bordeaux

Hotel Soubise

Invalides

Jacques Coeur House

Les Halles (Central Markets)

Louvre and Tuileries Garden

Madeleine

Maisons Chateau

Metro (Subway) Stations

Mont St. Michel

Nimes Amphitheater and Triumhal Arch

Nimes: The Maison Carree

Notre Dame

Orange: Roman Theater and Triumphal Arch

Palace of the Popes

Pantheon

Paris Opera (Palais Garnier)

Pierrefonds Chateau

Place de la Concorde and Gardes Meubles

Place des Vosges

Pompidou Center

Pont de Gard

Reims Cathedral (Notre Dame)

Romchamp (Notre-Dame-du-Haut)

Royal Saltworks

St. Denis

Saint-Chapelle

St. Front

St. Michel de Cuxa

Saint Philibert Abbey Church

Saint Savin

Saint Sernin

Theater des Champs-Elysees

Unite d'Habitation

Val-de-Grace

Vaux-le-Vicomte Chateau

Versailles Chateau

Versailles: City and Gardens

Versailles: The Hamlet (L'Hameau)

Vezelay: Church of the Madeleine (Mary Magdalene)

Villandry Chateau and Gardens

Villa Savoye

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313319020
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Author:
Hanser, David
Author:
Hanser, David A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
France
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- France.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Series:
Reference Guides to National Architecture
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.52x6.18x1.20 in. 1.52 lbs.

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