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The Complete Works of Percier and Fontaine

Charles Percier, Pierre Francois Leonard Fontaine, Introduction by Barry Bergdoll

$100.00

     9 × 12 in (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
Hardcover
384 pages
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616896980


Known as "Napoleon's architects," Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853) were not only the 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 Triomphe de Carrousel, 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. The Collected Works of Percier and Fontaine is introduced by critic and historian Barry Bergdoll, and published in association with the Institute for Classical Art and Architecture.


Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He served as Philip Johnson Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art from 2007 to 2013. He has published widely on modern architectural history, and art history.


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