The Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien Régime by Richard L. ClearyThe Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien Régime by Richard L. Cleary

The Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien Régime

byRichard L. Cleary

Paperback | July 21, 2011

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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 Vendôme. 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.
Title:The Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien RégimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.71 inPublished:July 21, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521369983

ISBN - 13:9780521369985

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Patrons and politics; 2. Design management and funding; 3. The sculpture; 4. The architectural setting; 5. The Place Royale and the city; 6. Visions of the new Rome.

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"...thoroughly researched and profusely illustrated..." Jeffrey Merrick, College Art Association Reviews