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Paris 1837: Views of Some Monuments in Paris Completed During the Reign of Louis-Philippe I: With Portfolios Caroline Mathieu

Paris 1837: Views of Some Monuments in Paris Completed During the Reign of Louis-Philippe I: With Portfolios

Caroline Mathieu

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9782909838373
Hardcover
48 pages
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This book presents the 13 outstanding watercolors of major monuments in Paris, commissioned by King Louis Philippe and bound into a refined album as a gift to the Prince of Prussia in 1837. Now kept in Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, these works haveMoreThis book presents the 13 outstanding watercolors of major monuments in Paris, commissioned by King Louis Philippe and bound into a refined album as a gift to the Prince of Prussia in 1837. Now kept in Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, these works have never before been published.The artist, Felix Duban, was a major architect of nineteenth century France. Born in 1798, he supervised the restoration of the Saninte chapelle, lEcole des Beaux-Arts and the Louvre and is considered the inventor of the Napoleon III baroque style. Duban chose the new monuments of his time - Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Madeleine church - and presented them in extraordinarily decorative color frames.The sophisticated presentation of this book has preserved the spirit of the nineteenth century royal albums and Sylvain Bellenger provides a wonderful introduction to a very special romantic style of decoration and architecture.