New PDF release: A Royal Passion: Louis XIV as Patron of Architecture

By Robert W. Berger

ISBN-10: 0521586445

ISBN-13: 9780521586443

A Royal ardour is the 1st in-depth learn of the solar King as a shopper of structure. Surveying such monuments because the Louvre, Versailles, the Invalides, and different structures which are heavily pointed out with Louis XIV, Robert W. Berger demonstrates why those constructions, gardens, city areas, and their have been so very important to him. Serving as practical must haves, items of aesthetic satisfaction, and as political statements, his architectural organisations jointly underscored his absolutist authority. in addition, via adopting the guise of 'builder-prince', Louis XIV reasserted his kinship with the Roman emperors, whose grandeur he sought either to emulate and to surpass.

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