By David A. Hanser
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 vital architectural landmarks. Writing in a transparent and interesting type, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma kingdom collage, describes the beneficial properties, services, and old significance of every constitution. along with determining place, kind, architects, and classes of preliminary development and significant preservation, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and historic phrases defined within the word list and finish with an invaluable directory of extra readings. the amount additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries via place, architectural type, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, an issue index, and an in depth introductory review of French architecture.
Entries conceal significant architectural buildings in addition to smaller websites, together with every little thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. excellent for faculty and highschool scholars alike, this entire examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.
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