French period houses and their details

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Butterworth Architecture, Oct 1, 1992 - Architecture - 116 pages
A series of measured drawings, accompanied by photographs and a short explanatory text. From mid seventeenth century to early nineteenth century French house interiors, this book highlights the details associated with the styles which developed during that period. French detailing in the eighteenth century reached a state of refinement which has rarely been surpassed since. Each detail was conceived as a coherent element in the whole decor. Traditionally historians have tended to study the whole ensemble. This book approaches the subject differently by exposing and examining the details which have been an integral and an important part of the French Classical Tradition. Ronald Lambell's work in Paris throughout the eighties brought him into contact with many of the traditional details to be found in this book. He is now a practising architect in the United Kingdom and continues to have both a professional and personal passion for the subject. * All drawings are specifically measured for the book * Many drawings are of well-known interiors, for example the H tel de Soubise, recognised as masterpieces of the style they represent * Can be used as a 'source book' by those working in a classical idiom. This book has now been issued at 14.99.

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