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This Book Whets the Appetite24 avril 2013
Marco Antonio Abarca
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In the Nineteenth Century, France was at the center of the Western architectural world. The best architects and artists travelled and studied in France. The most fortunate ones were able to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. When they returned home, they brought back with them French architectural styles. Beaux-Art influenced buildings can be found from New York to Buenos Aires.
"Architecture in France 1800-1900" is a broad based survey of the architecture produced during this period. What makes this book such a joy is that Bertrand Lemoine chronicles a wide variety of building types. His interests extend beyond the major public buildings to more obscure buildings such as factories and park pavillions. The scope and range of his interests is truly impressive. Fortunately, his text is well translated and is easy to follow. Having finished this book, I only wished that it had been longer. A comprehensive survey of French Nineteenth Century buildings would require numerous volumes. Until such a work is published, "Architecture in France 1800-1900" is the book to own. Highly recommended!