Francois Blondel : Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution, Hardback Book

Francois Blondel : Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution Hardback

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First director of the Academie royale d'architecture, Francois Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today.

Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as a mathematician, scientist, and scholar.

Few figures are more representative of the close affinity between architecture and the "new science" of the seventeenth century.

The first full-length study in English to appear on this polymath, this book adds to the scholarship on early modern architectural history and particularly on French classicism under Louis XIV and his minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert.

It studies early modern science and technology, Baroque court culture, and the development of the discipline of architecture.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 326 pages, 100 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual architects & architectural firms
  • ISBN: 9780415491990

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