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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino and built in 1602.

    “The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. [Bono] The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of t…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Giovanni and Bartolomeo Bon created the Porta della Carta (1438-1442), a monumental Late Gothic gate on the Piazzetta side of the palace. This gate leads to a central courtyard. Above the cornice, Francesco Foscari (Doge when the gateway was built) is shown kneeling before the Lion of St. Mark.

    “The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. [Bono] The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and comple…

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    G. Massiot & cie
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    Grigi completed the Palazzo Coccina Tiepolo, incorporating several elements traceable to other sources: the single lights, for example, recall Palladio, while the high-level oculi are characteristic of Jacopo Sansovino. The house was complete by ca. 1560. It is notable for interior decorations by Giambattista Tiepolo and a well preserved hall of mirrors.

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    G. Massiot & cie
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    Agha Muhammad (reigned 1779-1797) selected the citadel for his palace and administrative centre, and Fath ‛Ali Shah (reigned 1797-1834) completed the Gulistan (‘Rose Garden’) Palace. The only buildings that remain from this sprawling complex with luxuriant gardens set with pools and pavilions are the Takht-i Marmar, a columnar audience hall, and the ‛Imarat-i Badgir on the north and south sides. Between 1925 and 1945 a large portion of the buildings of the palace were destroyed on the…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Shows the Gothic fortifications.

    The massive Palais des Papes, the powerful walls and eight high towers of which still dominate the city, is both an outstanding achievement of Late Gothic architecture and a highly visible emblem of the most glorious period of Avignon’s history. Its sprawling and dissonant appearance expresses the turbulent period in which it was erected and the diverse characters of the men responsible for its construction. It is, in fact, two distinct palaces: the Palai…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Le Vau proposed in 1668 a plan which preserved the original château at the centre, surrounding it by an ‘enveloppe’, which entirely screened it from the garden side but left it visible from the courtyard. The new building was in white ashlar. The palace interiors were fitted up in the 1670s while building works continued: the apartments of the King and Queen were decorated in marbles of various colours, and the ceiling paintings were entrusted to Charles Le Brun and his team. The enla…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Probably decorated at the time of Marie Antoinette by Richard Mique.

    The château was expanded by Phillipe de France, duc d'Orléans in the 17th century, and finally enlarged by Marie Antoinette in the 1780s. Napoleon I and Napoleon III also used the palace, which was a U-shaped scheme of three sections, open to the east. Destroyed by fire (with the exception of a few outbuildings and its majestic garden) in 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War. The burned-out shell stood until 1891, when …

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    G. Massiot & cie
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    Town and château in France, 20 km south-west of Paris. A hunting-lodge built for King Louis XIII in 1623 was rebuilt with extensive gardens from 1631. Under King Louis XIV it became the main royal residence and the seat of the French government from 1682. The château was enlarged in two main phases, first by Louis Le Vau from 1668, then, from 1678, by Jules Hardouin Mansart. The interior decorations were carried out under the supervision of the Premier Peintre du Roi, Charles Le Brun. Versail…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Le Vau proposed in 1668 a plan which preserved the original château at the centre, surrounding it by an ‘enveloppe’, which entirely screened it from the garden side but left it visible from the courtyard. The new building was in white ashlar. The palace interiors were fitted up in the 1670s while building works continued: the apartments of the King and Queen were decorated in marbles of various colours, and the ceiling paintings were entrusted to Charles Le Brun and his team. The enla…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    This was the oldest section, begun 1660.

    The château was expanded by Phillipe de France, duc d'Orléans in the 17th century, and finally enlarged by Marie Antoinette in the 1780s. Napoleon I and Napoleon III also used the palace, which was a U-shaped scheme of three sections, open to the east. Destroyed by fire (with the exception of a few outbuildings and its majestic garden) in 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War. The burned-out shell stood until 1891, when it was demolished. The garde…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Zwinger (Der Dresdner Zwinger) is a palace in Dresden, built in Baroque style by Frederick-Augustus I. It served as the orangery, exhibition gallery and festival arena of the Dresden Court. The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The name derives from the German word Zwinger (outer ward of a concentric castle). It began as a new garden laid out in 1709 to a sketch plan by the Elector himself. The two-storey gateway at the centre, the Kr…

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