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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Dedicated to Notre-Dame, Chartres Cathedral acquired strong associations with the cult of the Virgin. Most of the 12th- and 13th-century sculpture and stained glass survive, to make the cathedral one of the most ‘complete’ medieval buildings in existence. The present cathedral was built after a fire in 1194; of the earlier church only the 11th-century crypt and the 12th-century western block survive. The cathedral, built of limestone, is about 34 m high and 130 m long internally. It h…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The statue is The Law by Jean-Jacques Feuchère, stone, 1854.

    A former palace (maison de plaisance) located on the left bank of the Seine, which is now the seat of the French National Assembly, the lower legislative chamber of the French government. The palace was originally built for the legitimized daughter of Louis XIV, the duchesse de Bourbon, to a design by the Italian architect Lorenzo Giardini. Giardini oversaw the construction until his death in 1724, after which Jacques Gabriel V too…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The building dates from the first half of the thirteenth century. Viollet-le-Duc studied the structure of Notre-Dame de Dijon. The tall, monolithic and incredibly thin colonettes which support the apse vaults he describes as “splender pins, as strong as if they were of cast iron, thanks to the quality of the stone employed”. In 1183-1187 Hugh III granted free status to the inhabitants. The Gothic parish church of Notre-Dame (1220-1250), with a deep narthex, a façade with superimpose…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    This is the section restored in appearance to the 16th century building; the reconstruction added side wings to the building.

    The Hôtel de Ville (French for “City Hall”) in Paris, France, is the building housing the City of Paris’s administration; it has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357. In 1871, the Paris Commune chose the Hôtel de Ville as its headquarters, and as anti-Commune troops approached the building, Commune extremists set fire to the Hôtel de…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The square entrance pavilion, with a chapel in the upper storey, rises above the long plain façade (40 m) that follows the curve of the street. The double passageway is surmounted by a large niche under a canopy.

    The ‘grand maison’ built in his native city from 1443 to 1451 by the banker Jacques Coeur is a rare example of a late medieval urban residence. It is well preserved, its size and the richness of its decoration are exceptional, and it is a closely dated building, erected in a…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A classical tetrastyle pavilion front with a pediment rises in the center.

    The present building was begun (1751) for Louis XV, King of France, by Anges-Jacques Gabriel. It was finished (1786) for Louis XVI by Le Dreux de la Châtre (b 1721) to Gabriel’s plans. The plan is trapezoidal, with the garden front placed at an oblique angle to the cour d'honneur, a complexity necessitated by the awkwardness of the site. There was no damage to the building during the French Revolution although…

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    1910-01-01
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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…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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