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Item Number: 146595
Title: The Collected Works of PERCIER and Fontaine
Author: Percier, Charles ; Pierre-Francois-Leonard Fontaine ; Barry Bergdoll (intro)
Record created on 08/27/17
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Description: New York: Princeton Architectural Press, in association with the Institute for Classical Art and Architecture, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, illus.
Summary: Known as "Napoleon's architects," Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853) were not only Emperor's official government architects, but two of the most celebrated teachers at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts, responsible for developing the highly influential neoclassical Empire, or Directoire, style of design.
In addition to their renovations to the Louvre and the Tuileries, and construction of the Arc de Tromphe de Carttousel, they are best known for Empress Josephine's house at Malmaison, where they effectively invented the profession of interior design by crafting every detail including all the furnishings. This book collects the entire printed output of these two important architects and archeologists of Roman architecture, four volumes condensed into one, and serves as the definitive edition on their work.
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