By David A. Hanser
Masking all areas of France, from Avignons Palace of the Popes to Versailles Petit Trianon, and all classes 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 vital architectural landmarks. Writing in a transparent and interesting variety, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma nation college, describes the positive aspects, features, and historic significance of every constitution. in addition to picking out situation, type, architects, and classes of preliminary building and significant upkeep, 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 deals ready-reference lists of entries via place, architectural sort, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, a subject matter index, and a close introductory assessment of French structure. Entries disguise significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. subject matters comprise: 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 heart BLReims Cathedral BLVersailles BLVilla Savoye excellent for school and highschool scholars alike, this complete examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.
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The Nazi occupation forces, who marched under the arch when they entered Paris, never interfered with the daily ritual around the flame of remembrance. Since August 26, 1944, when General Charles de Gaulle marched from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Elysees, there have been annual celebrations with the Arc as a backdrop on both Armistice Day and especially on the anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution, Bastille Day (July 14). The Sculpture The decorative reliefs on the arch, executed between 1833 and 1836 by a variety of sculptors, are far from uniform in style or quality.
A more systematic restoration was carried out from 1854 to 1859. For nearly a century and a half, however, the building remained isolated in the middle of a street intersection. Finally, in 1988, these streets were moved away from the baptistery, which is now surrounded by a lawn. The Exterior The dominant central section of the baptistery, a tall rectangular structure, roughly 32 by 50 feet, was probably built first, around 350-360, but it is immediately apparent that this block was remodeled several times.
15th ed. d. AUVERGNE, LATE ROMANESQUE CHURCHES OF. See Issoire: AkLey Cnurcn or St. Austremoine. BAPTISTERY OF ST JEAN (ST JOHN), POITIERS Styles: Roman, and Merovingian (Early Christian) Dates: Fourth, sixth, seventh, tenth, and thirteenth centuries Architect: Unknown 24 Baptistery of St. Jean (St. John) of St. Jean (St. John) in Poitiers is one of the oldest existtheingbaptistery Christian buildings in France. Most authorities state that it was built about 360, possibly on the orders of St. E.