François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, And The Scientific Revolution by Anthony GerbinoFrançois Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, And The Scientific Revolution by Anthony Gerbino

François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, And The Scientific Revolution

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Paperback | February 28, 2013

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First director of the Acad¿e royale d¿architecture, Fran¿s 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.

The first full-length study in English to appear on this polymath, this book adds to the scholarship on early modern architectural history and particularly on French classicism under Louis XIV and his minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert. It studies early modern science and technology, Baroque court culture, and the development of the discipline of architecture.

Anthony Gerbinois a historian of early modern architecture in France and England. His research focuses on the role of architecture in seventeenth-century scientific and academic circles and on the technical and mathematical background of early modern architects, engineers, and gardeners. He is an Associate Member of Worcester College a...
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Title:François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, And The Scientific RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415847818

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Mathematician, Engineer, Courtier  2. The Rebirth of French Classicism I: The Acad¿e  3. The Rebirth of French Classicism II: Paris  4. Architects and Mathematicians  5. Architecture versus Erudition: The Perrault-Blondel Debate Revisited  6. Reading and Collecting  Conclusion: Blondel¿s Nachleben  Appendices