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LOUIS VISCONTI, 1791-1853. Ed. by Francoise Hamon and Charles MacCallum. Mairie du VIe Arrondissement, Paris, 1991. Organized and published by Delegation a l'Action Artistique de la Ville de Paris. 268 pp. with 270 ills. (6 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 2905118385 In French.
An extensive examination of the achievements of French Neo-Classical architect Visconti and his impact on 19th-century architecture in Paris, this catalogue presents drawings, elevations, plans, prints and photographs documenting his designs for townhouses, public buildings, fountains and monuments. Incorporating newly discovered archival materials, more than 20 essays discuss the Italian-born architect's career during the Restoration and the July Monarchy and describe in detail his designs for the tomb of Napoleon, the restructured Louvre and other major projects.
Artist(s):Visconti, Louis
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Architecture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054543
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