François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution

François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution

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First director of the Académie royale d'architecture, François Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today.

Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as a mathematician, scientist, and scholar. Few figures are more representative of the close affinity between architecture and the "new science" of the seventeenth century.… (more)


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Publisher: Routledge (December 06, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 344 pages

File size: 10.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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