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Le Vau, Louis 1612-1670

Overview
Works: 145 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 731 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Slides 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Honoree, Architect
Classifications: LF2395.P32, 727.30944361
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Louis Le Vau architecte by Cyril Bordier( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Le Vau : Mazarin's Collège, Colbert's revenge by Hilary Ballon( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 exploration of this masterpiece, a hybrid of baroque and classical styles. She tracks the design and construction of the Collège on the basis of splendid drawings, fully illustrated here, integrating into this account previously unknown dimensions of Le Vau's creative personality, his financial entanglements, and his feuds with government leaders. The story of the Collège begins in 1661 with the death of Cardinal Mazarin, who left an extravagant sum of money for a school to be built in his memory. Le Vau responded with an ambitious architectural tribute intended to launch the development of Paris in a new artistic direction. As Ballon shows, many personal factors figured into the final product, including Le Vau's activities as a real estate developer and entrepreneur, and his explosive response to the Italian baroque master Gianlorenzo Bernini, who visited Paris in 1665. The project ended up significantly over budget, and officials charged Le Vau shortly after his death with embezzling funds. The chief minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, led the attack on Le Vau, turning the ethical scandal into an aesthetic crusade to maintain a "classical" look for central Paris
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 1657-1661, Maincy, France pont-levis by Louis Le Vau( Visual )
9 editions published in 2002 and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hôtel Lambert, 1632, Paris, France galerie d'Hercule by Louis Le Vau( Visual )
7 editions published in 2002 and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Le Vau : architecte by Cyril Bordier( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Louis Le Vau au Collège Mazarin - Rome à Paris?] : communication faite à la séance du 25 avril 2001 by Jean-Pierre Babelon( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'hôtel Lambert, rue Saint-Louis-en-L'Ile, no. 2, construit par Le Vau en 1632 : décorations extérieures et intérieures by J Vacquier( Book )
1 edition published in 1914 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris, Louvre by Claude Perrault( Visual )
1 edition published in 1969 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Le Vau : 1612-1670... : [exposition], Musée Comtesse de Caen... Paris... 21 octobre-1er novembre 1970 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le voyageur curieux qui fait le tour du monde. Avec ses matières d'entretien qui composent l'Histoire curieuse. Par le Sr le B by Vincent Leblanc( Book )
1 edition published in 1664 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Château de Versailles, 1631 ( Visual )
and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 1657-1661, Vaux-le-Vicomte, France jardins by André Le Nôtre( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Château de Versailles, 1631 ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, près de Melun, 1656 ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Palais du Louvre, colonnade, 1667-1680, Paris, France by Louis Le Vau( Visual )
1 edition published in 1974 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Château de Versailles, 1631 ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Institut de France Paris, France by Louis Le Vau( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Château de Vincennes, Paris, 1652 ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Louis Le Vau et les nouvelles ambitions de l'architecture française 1612-1654 by Alexandre Cojannot( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
L'architecte Louis Le Vau (1612-1670) est une figure difficilement contournable du siècle de Louis XIV, mais aucun ouvrage n'a été menée à bien à son sujet et des pans entiers de son activité demeurent encore obscurs. Fils de maçon, Le Vau débute sa carrière sur l'île Saint-Louis à Paris et se fait rapidement connaître comme architecte par les riches particuliers qui font bâtir de nouveaux hôtels. 0A travers l'étude de ses débuts professionnels, de son activité sur l'île Saint-Louis et des progrès de sa carrière à la ville et à la cour, le propos permet d'éclairer non seulement le portrait du jeune architecte, mais aussi d'offrir un tableau des personnalités et des ambitions artistiques, sociales et politiques qui animent l'architecture française au milieu du XVIIe siècle. L'ouvrage compte de nombreuses reproductions (manuscrits, estampes, tableaux), des photographies (façades, décors intérieurs) et des dessins de l'auteur qui restituent des édifices aujourd'hui disparus qui ont marqué l'architecture française
Château de Versailles, 1632 ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Levau, Louis
Levau, Louis 1612-1670
Leveau, Louis
Leveau, Louis 1612-1670
Louis Le Vau
Vau, Louis le
Vau, Louis le 1612-1670
Languages
French (23)
English (17)
German (4)
Portuguese (1)
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