François Blondel

François Blondel

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First director of the AcadAcmie royale d'architecture, FranAsois Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today. Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as a mathematician, scientist, and scholar. Few figures are more representative of the close affinity between architecture and the qnew scienceq of the seventeenth century. The first full-length study in English to appear on this polymath, this book adds to the scholarship on early modern architectural history and particularly on French classicism under Louis XIV and his minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert. It studies early modern science and technology, Baroque court culture, and the development of the discipline of architecture.Each entry begins with an exact transcription of the books as they are listed in the inventory. I have numbered each entry in bold in order to provide a running tally. Not all of the entries, however, contain identifiable titles as many of themanbsp;...

Title:François Blondel
Author: Anthony Gerbino
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-01

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