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 kind, David Hanser, professor of structure at Oklahoma kingdom collage, describes the beneficial properties, services, and ancient significance of every constitution. in addition to choosing position, type, architects, and classes of preliminary building and significant upkeep, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and ancient phrases defined within the thesaurus and finish with an invaluable directory of extra readings. the quantity additionally deals ready-reference lists of entries by way of place, architectural variety, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, a topic index, and a close introductory evaluation of French architecture.
Entries conceal significant architectural buildings in addition to smaller websites, together with every little thing from the Cathedral of Notre Dame to Metro (subway) stations. excellent for faculty and highschool scholars alike, this finished examine the structure of France is an indispensible addition to any shelf.
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