David A. Hanser's Architecture of France (Reference Guides to National PDF

By David A. Hanser

ISBN-10: 0313319022

ISBN-13: 9780313319020

Covering all areas of France―from Avignon's Palace of the Popes to Versailles' Petit Trianon―and all classes of French architecture―from the Roman theater at Orange to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris―this quantity examines greater than 60 of France's most crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in a transparent and fascinating sort, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma nation college, describes the beneficial properties, capabilities, and ancient significance of every constitution. in addition to choosing place, kind, architects, and sessions of preliminary development and significant preservation, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and historic phrases defined within the thesaurus and finish with an invaluable directory of extra readings. the quantity additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries via situation, architectural sort, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, a subject matter index, and an in depth introductory review of French architecture.

Entries disguise significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. excellent for faculty and highschool scholars alike, this accomplished examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.

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