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The place royale and urban design in the ancien régime

Author: Richard Louis Cleary
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien Regime is the first to examine a unique urban phenomenon that is closely associated with French monarchy in the age of absolutism. A distinct type of city square, the places royales were planned in honor of Louis XIV and his heir, Louis XV. Featuring a freestanding statue of the monarch at its center, it was framed by buildings of uniform, monumental design such as are
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Genre/Form: Königsplatz
History
Named Person: Ludwig, Frankreich König; König XIV ) Ludwig (Frankreich
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Louis Cleary
ISBN: 0521572681 9780521572682 9780521369985 0521369983
OCLC Number: 38731985
Description: xx, 300 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Patrons and Politics --
2. Design Management and Funding --
3. The Sculpture --
4. The Architectural Setting --
5. The Place Royale and the City --
6. Visions of the New Rome --
Catalog. Aix-en Provence, Louis XIV. Besancon, Louis XIV. Besancon, Louis XIV. Bordeaux, Place Louis XV. Caen, Place Royale (Louis XIV). Dijon, Place Royale (Louis XIV). Grenoble, Louis XIV). Issoire (Louis XIV). Le Havre, Place Royale (Louis XIV). Lille (Louis XIV). Lyon, Place Louis-le-Grand. Lyon, Morand Project (Louis XV). Lyon, Perrache Projects (Louis XV). Marseille (Louis XIV). Marseille (Louis XV). Marseille, Belle-Isle's Project (Louis XV). Montpellier, Place Royale (Louis XIV). Nancy, Place Louis XV. Nantes (Louis XIV). Nantes (Louis XV).
Responsibility: Richard L. Cleary.
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