Les plus excellents bastiments de France, an anthology of the finest achievements in French architecture of the Renaissance, are among the most quoted books. Results 1 – 26 of 26 Plus Excellents Bastiments de France by Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books. Les plus excellents bastiments de France. Tome 1, Volume 1 / par J.-A. Du Cerceau; sous la direction de M. H. Destailleur, ; graves en fac-simile par M. Faure.

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Not astonishing, coming from Catherine de Medici. New YorkNew York David Thompson summarized all these questions entirely in the partial facsimile edition he prepared and presented in It is necessary to insist on this particular destination of the work: The types of representation are very varied; du Cerceau adopts no systematic bias, alternating bird’s-eye views, plane elevations and elevations in perspective basiments no apparent logic.

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The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The Queen, who accumulated portraits of the members of the court, could in the same way wish to have a collection representing the residences of the king and his grand vassals. In fact, sxcellents seems to be no coherence in the presentations of the different chateaux, as they appear in the two volumes in no visible chronological excelelnts hierarchical order. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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We mustn’t attribute the ostentatious expansions of the Tuileries, Chenonceaux or Charleval to the architects of those chateaux, but rather to the muse of Androuet du Cerceau.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The very title of the collection introduces the reader to a superlative register having obviously nothing in it of the scientific, in the modern sense of the term. Les plus excellents bastiments de Francean anthology of the finest achievements in French architecture of the Renaissance, are among the most quoted books on architecture.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Thanks to du Cerceau, we may have an idea of numerous chateaux no longer in existence, such as Bury, Madrid or Verneuil, and the former condition of edifices which have been disfigured or completely transformed, such as Amboise, Anet or Chantilly.

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abstiments These disproportionate plans and sumptious elevations were not real, obviously, and never would be, but they could have been, for their poetic grandeur was on a level with that of Charles’ and Catherine’s. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Les plus excellents bastiments de France are thus a royal command, to which Charles IX, Henri III and especially their mother attached a certain importance.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In the epic context, the narration is likely, the poem is above all a work of art, to the glory of Charles IX. In fact, our familiarity with these representations often makes us forget just how original the enterprise was.

Every historian of architecture has examined the plates in this work, so precious for the understanding of the 16 th century French art of construction.


You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Du Cerceau works in the same way as Ronsard who asserts to neglect the real in favor of the likely: Consult in image mode volume 1 volume 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Historians have readily pointed out the errors, even the improbabilities that come to light when one confronts the image with the archeological reality. Transcribed version of the text. As for the buildings in existence, one often notices large differences between what we see or analyze in reality and the image the author chose to give of them.

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Floorplan of Chateau d’Anet, from Les plus excellents bastiments de France.