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Author: Hilary Ballon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1999. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Vaux-le-Vicomte to Versailles, the buildings of Louis Le Vau shaped the image of French court society. None, however, has had as dramatic an effect as Mazarin's Collège (1661-70), the Parisian landmark that now houses the Institut de France. In this first English-language book on Louis XIV's celebrated architect, Hilary Ballon deftly portrays the brilliance and controversy of Le Vau's late career through an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Bildband
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Louis Le Vau; Louis Le Vau; Louis Le Vau; Louis Le Vau; Jules Mazarin; Jules Mazarin; Louis Le Vau; Louis Le Vau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Ballon
ISBN: 0691001863 9780691001869 0691048959 9780691048956
OCLC Number: 41096189
Description: ix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION --
CHAPTER 1. MAZARIN'S BEQUEST --
CHAPTER 2. ARCHITECTURE AND IMAGERY: THE NEW ROME --
CHAPTER 3. LE VAU'S LIBRARY --
CHAPTER 4. CHARGES OF EMBEZZLEMENT --
CONCLUSION ---
APPENDIX A. PROJECTS FOR MAZARIN'S TOMB --
APPENDIX B. D'ORBAY'S DRAWINGS FOR THE SPANISH STEPS (1660) --
APPENDIX C. DRAWINGS OF MAZARIN'S COLLEGE: A CHECKLIST --
APPENDIX D. LOUIS LE VAU'S LIBRARY: THE INVENTORY.
Responsibility: Hilary Ballon.
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