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Complete works of Percier and Fontaine

By: Percier, Charles.
Contributor(s): Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard | Bergdoll, Barry | Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Princeton Architectural 2018Description: 441p.ISBN: 9781616896980 .Subject(s): Architecture -- Europe -- History -- 19th century | Interior decoration -- Europe -- History -- 19th century | Neoclassicism (Architecture) -- Europe | Decoration and ornament -- Europe -- Neoclassicism | ARCHITECTURE / History / Renaissance | ARCHITECTURE / History / General | ARCHITECTURE / GeneralDDC classification: 720.9409034
Contents:
Palais, maisons, et autres édifices modernes dessinés à Rome (1798) -- Recueil de décorations intérierures (1812) -- Choix des plus célèbres maisons de plaisance de Rome et de ses environs (1824) -- Plans de plusieurs châteaux, palais et résidences de souverains de France, d'Italie, d'Espagne et de Russie, dessinés sur une même échelle pour être comparés A.P.P.P.L.P.D.R.D.R (1838).
Summary: "Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine were the official government architects of Napoleon, as well as two of the most celebrated teachers at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and were responsible for developing the highly influential neoclassical Empire, or Directoire, style of design. Their designs and renovations can be seen throughout the monuments and structures of Napoleonic France, including extensive renovations to the Louvre and Tuileries palaces, construction of the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel, as well as their true masterpiece, the Empress Josephine's Chateau de Malmaison, where they designed every interior detail, helping invent and shape the modern field of interior design. This will be the definitive edition on the work of Percier and Fontaine, bringing together their four most influential volumes on architecture and interior design, comprising detailed studies of the most important classical and neoclassical architecture across Europe, as well as their own designs, and featuring an introduction by esteemed architecture critic and historian Barry Bergdoll"--
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Palais, maisons, et autres édifices modernes dessinés à Rome (1798) -- Recueil de décorations intérierures (1812) -- Choix des plus célèbres maisons de plaisance de Rome et de ses environs (1824) -- Plans de plusieurs châteaux, palais et résidences de souverains de France, d'Italie, d'Espagne et de Russie, dessinés sur une même échelle pour être comparés A.P.P.P.L.P.D.R.D.R (1838).

"Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine were the official government architects of Napoleon, as well as two of the most celebrated teachers at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and were responsible for developing the highly influential neoclassical Empire, or Directoire, style of design. Their designs and renovations can be seen throughout the monuments and structures of Napoleonic France, including extensive renovations to the Louvre and Tuileries palaces, construction of the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel, as well as their true masterpiece, the Empress Josephine's Chateau de Malmaison, where they designed every interior detail, helping invent and shape the modern field of interior design. This will be the definitive edition on the work of Percier and Fontaine, bringing together their four most influential volumes on architecture and interior design, comprising detailed studies of the most important classical and neoclassical architecture across Europe, as well as their own designs, and featuring an introduction by esteemed architecture critic and historian Barry Bergdoll"--

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