By David A. Hanser
Covering all areas of France―from Avignon's Palace of the Popes to Versailles' Petit Trianon―and all sessions 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 sort, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma country college, describes the beneficial properties, capabilities, and historic value of every constitution. along with picking out situation, sort, architects, and classes of preliminary development and significant maintenance, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and ancient phrases defined within the word list and finish with an invaluable directory of additional readings. the amount additionally deals ready-reference lists of entries by way of place, architectural kind, and period of time, in addition to a common bibliography, a subject matter index, and an in depth introductory review of French architecture.
Entries conceal significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. perfect for school and highschool scholars alike, this entire examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.
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Architecture of France (Reference Guides to National Architecture) by David A. Hanser