Germain Boffrand

Book of Architecture Containing the General Principles of the Art and the Plans, Elevations and Sections of some of the Edifices Built in France and in Foreign Countries

Author: Caroline van Eck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351753320

Category: Architecture

Page: 106

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This title was first published in 2003. Germain Boffrand was one of the great French architects of the early eighteenth century. His work encompassed not only the design of town and country houses for the wealthy but also mines, bridges and hospitals. His Livre d’Architecture is one of the most original books on architecture ever written in France. Taking the Art of Poetry by the Latin poet Horace as its starting point, it developed an aesthetic of architecture focused on character, style and the emotional impact of a building that influenced Blondel, Le Camus de Mezieres and Soane, and is still central to contemporary debate about the nature and meaning of architecture. Translated for the first time by David Britt, Boffrand’s text is here accompanied by an extensive introduction and notes by Caroline van Eck who situates Boffrand within the main issues of eighteenth-century architectural aesthetics. Beautifully illustrated, including all the pictures chosen by Boffrand for his original publication, this book is an invaluable tool for teaching the history of architectural theory and an essential work for any architectural library. Germain Boffrand is published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation.

Germain Boffrand 1667-1754

l'aventure d'un architecte indépendant

Author: Germain Boffrand,Albert France-Lanord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 295

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The Architecture of Paris

An Architectural Guide

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698967

Category: Architecture

Page: 415

View: 7553

Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

Germain Boffrand, 1667-1754

l'aventure d'un architecte indépendant

Author: Albert France-Lanord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classicism in architecture

Page: 295

View: 5600

Das Hôtel de Galliffet, 1784-1792

Pariser Baupraxis und Ausstattungskunst am feudalen Privatbau des ausgehenden Ancien Regime

Author: Yvonne Croÿ (Prinzessin von),Yvonne von Croÿ

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 3487151669

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 461

View: 3909

The hotel was built before the French Revolution This work deals with the architecture and also some of the private houses built in this grand style at the time German language

Herrscherbild im Widerstreit

Die Place Louis XV in Paris: ein Königsplatz im Zeitalter der Aufklärung

Author: Yvonne Rickert

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 3487155389

Category: Architecture

Page: 428

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Im Jahre 1763 fand auf der Pariser Place Louis XV, der heutigen Place de la Concorde, die Einweihung der kolossalen Reiterstatue des Königs statt. Mit diesem Ensemble waren der Architekt Ange-Jacques Gabriel und der Bildhauer Edme Bouchardon beauftragt. Die vorliegende Studie widmet sich neben der Entstehungsgeschichte auch der künstlerischen Originalität und den politischen Aussagen von Platz und Denkmal. Insbesondere beschäftigt sich die Autorin mit den unterschiedlichen Ansichten, die darüber bestanden, wie sich der König auf dem Platz zu inszenieren habe. Denn verschiedene Gesellschaftsgruppen versuchten, die Gestaltung des zukünftigen Königsbildes zu beeinflussen: Dem seit Ludwig XIV. etablierten Ideal des triumphierenden Souveräns stand das Bild des Frieden suchenden Herrschers gegenüber. Letztlich konnte sich Ludwig XV. durchsetzen und sich als Friedensfürst verewigen lassen. Darüber hinaus werden größtenteils noch unbekannte Schrift- und Bildquellen daraufhin befragt, wie die interessierte in- und ausländische Öffentlichkeit die auf dem Platz präsentierte Darstellung des Monarchen beurteilte. Die genannten Untersuchungsfelder verbindet die Frage nach dem komplexen Verhältnis zwischen der Souveränität des Königs und der öffentlichen Meinung im Zeitalter der Aufklärung. In 1763, in the Place Louis XV (now Place de la Concorde) in Paris, a colossal equestrian statue of the king was unveiled. The ensemble was the work of the architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel and the sculptor Edme Bouchardon. This study examines the development, artistic originality and political statements of both the square and the statue. The author is particularly concerned with the different views that emerged about how the king should present himself in the square. Different social groups tried to influence the design of the proposed royal image: the ideal established since the time of Louis XIV of a triumphant sovereign was set against the image of a ruler seeking peace. Finally Louis XV succeeded in having himself immortalised as a peaceful ruler. Written and visual sources, many of them previously unknown, are examined to establish how public interest at home and abroad judged the portrayal of the monarch presented in the square. These areas of study are linked by the question of the complex relationship between the sovereignty of the king and public opinion in the age of the Enlightenment.

Bau und Raum Jahrbuch 2000, 2001

Author: Annegret Burg,Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 9783775709804

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 2282

This third volume of the yearly series published by the German federal agency, Bundesamt fr Bauwesen und Raumordung, presents federally financed buildings, works-in-progress in the areas of architecture, art and historic monument preservation, and research. At the moment, the development of Berlin's historical center is the most demanding and most controversial federal building project--and the yearbook's main focus is on the governmental buildings in the Federal Republic's new political heart. Such edifices include the new Foreign Ministry building, and the Ministry for Traffic, Building and Housing structure with an art project by Rebecca Horn. The book also presents the extension of the Berlin Federal Library, and documents--with numerous photographs and maps--various federal buildings outside of Germany, including the Palais Beauharnais in Paris and the project for the office of the German embassy in Kiev, among others.

Rokoko

Author: Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783103493

Category: Art

Page: 348

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Das Wort Rokoko leitet sich wahrscheinlich von dem vermutlich in französischen Emigrantenkreisen aufgekommenen Wort ""rocaille"" (Muschel) ab. Diese Kunstrichtung entwickelte sich zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts und breitete sich schnell in ganz Europa aus. Ihre verspielten und extravaganten Charakteristika standen im Einklang mit dem feinsinnigen Lebensgefühl der Aristokratie zu jener Zeit. In vielerlei Hinsicht gilt das Barock als Vorläufer dieser oft auch als Spätbarock bezeichneten Kunstrichtung. Während die Werke Tiepolos, Bouchers und Reynolds die Höhepunkte der Rokoko-Kunst darstellen, wurde die Strömung gelegentlich wegen ihrer vermeintlichen Oberflächlichkeit verurteilt. In der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts verschwand das Rokoko allmählich und machte dem Neoklassizismus Platz. Erst ungefähr ein Jahrhundert später entdeckten Kunsthistoriker den Glanz dieses von Klaus H. Carl und Victoria Charles näher untersuchten goldenen Zeitalters wieder.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 1356

Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

The Age of Comfort

When Paris Discovered Casual--and the Modern Home Began

Author: Joan DeJean

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191352

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 377

Today, it is difficult to imagine a living room without a sofa. When the first sofas on record were delivered in seventeenth-century France, the result was a radical reinvention of interior space. Symptomatic of a new age of casualness and comfort, the sofa ushered in an era known as the golden age of conversation; as the first piece of furniture designed for two, it was also considered an invitation to seduction. With the sofa came many other changes in interior space we now take for granted: private bedrooms, bathrooms, and the original living rooms. None of this could have happened without a colorful cast of visionaries-legendary architects, the first interior designers, and the women who shaped the tastes of two successive kings of France: Louis XIV's mistress Madame de Maintenon and Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour. Their revolutionary ideas would have a direct influence on realms outside the home, from clothing to literature and gender relations, changing the way people lived and related to one another for the foreseeable future.