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THE ARCHITECTURE OF PERCIER AND FONTAINE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOVEREIGNTY IN REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE. Iris Moon. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. 208 pp. ISBN 9781472480163 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Publisher's description: As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre-Francois-Leonard Fontaine (1762-1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of imperial sovereignty by inverting the symbols of monarchy and revolution, constructing meeting rooms resembling military encampments and gilded thrones that replaced the Bourbon lily with Napoleonic bees. Yet in the wake of political struggle, each foundation stone that the architects laid for the new imperial regime was accompanied by an awareness of the contingent nature of sovereign power. Contributing fresh perspectives on the architecture, decorative arts, and visual culture of revolutionary France, this book explores how Percier and Fontaine's desire to build structures of permanence and their inadvertent reliance upon temporary architectural forms shaped a new awareness of time, memory, and modern political identity in France.
Artist(s):Percier, Charles; Fontaine, Pierre-Francois Leonard
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 174628
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