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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Noordeinde Palace is one of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family. Prince Frederik Hendrik substantially enlarged the manor house of 1533 (which had once been a medieval farmhouse), then known as the Oude Hof. In 1640 he commissioned Pieter Post to enlarge and embellish his mother’s 16th-century house on the Noordeinde (now the Paleis Noordeinde), after designs of 1639 by Jacob van Campen. The alterations included lengthening the main building and adding wings on either sid…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    About AD 611 Bishop Marius transferred his seat from Avenches to Lausanne, and a cathedral church was mentioned in 814. During the early Middle Ages, particularly in the 11th century, the bishop steadily increased his authority over the city. The medieval city was established from the early Middle Ages on the fortified hill of the Cité. The Cité was occupied by the Bishop’s Palace (from late 10th century; mostly destroyed), and the later episcopal Château-fort de St Maire (from 1397). Fro…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The nineteenth-century rear façade (not the curved Baroque facade) of the Palazzo Carignano facing on Piazza Carlo Alberto.

    Guarini’s most renowned achievement in secular architecture is the Palazzo Carignano in Turin. The palace was originally designed to have four wings around a large courtyard, but it was completed in 1683 as an open three-winged composition; decorating and finishing continued well into the 18th century. It is most noted for the curved facade. The facade of the centra…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A group of buildings in Mantua, built between the 14th and the 17th century mainly by the noble family of Gonzaga as their royal residence in the capital of their Duchy. The buildings are connected by corridors and galleries and are enriched by inner courts and wide gardens. The complex includes some 500 rooms and occupies an area of ca. 34,000 m². Although most famous for Mantegna’s frescos in the Camera degli Sposi (Wedding Room), they have many other very significant architectural and …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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