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Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien R�gime

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ISBN-10: 0521369983

ISBN-13: 9780521369985

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard L. Cleary

List price: $46.95
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This book is the first study to examine a unique urban phenomenon that is closely associated with French monarchy in the age of absolutism. Featuring a free-standing statue of the monarch at its center, the place royale was framed by buildings of uniform, monumental design such as found in the Place Vendome. In this study, Richard Cleary examines the places royales in terms of the political mechanisms and design processes through which they were conceived, their intended meanings for contemporaries, and their relationship to the urban fabrics of which they are a part.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Introduction
Patrons and politics
Design management and funding
The sculpture
The architectural setting
The Place Royale and the city
Visions of the new Rome