Architecture of France (Reference Guides to National by David A. Hanser

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 crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in a transparent and interesting sort, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma kingdom college, describes the beneficial properties, services, and historic value of every constitution. in addition to deciding on situation, sort, architects, and classes of preliminary development and significant protection, 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 amount additionally deals ready-reference lists of entries through situation, architectural type, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, an issue index, and an in depth introductory evaluate of French architecture.

Entries hide significant architectural buildings 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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