François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution

1st Edition

Anthony Gerbino

Routledge
Published March 1, 2013
Reference - 326 Pages
ISBN 9780415847810 - CAT# Y150912
Series: The Classical Tradition in Architecture

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Summary

First director of the Académie royale d’architecture, François 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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