Friday, 12 August 2011
Few steps toward the royal buildings in the 17th century
Louis Le Vau and the Palais Royal
The royal buildings.
Quarries and stone.
Aqueducts and reservoirs.
The 17th Century:
Some works by Jules-Hardouin Mansart ( Paris, 16 Avril 1646- Marly 11 Mai 1708):
Many works of Mansart no longer exist today, but drawings, engravings and old plans can give a fairly accurate picture of them. Here are a few;
# Completion of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, especially the Saint-Louis-des-Invalides
# At Versailles, the front side park, wings, Little and Great Barn, the new orangery, the Grand Trianon, the beginning of the Chapel Royal and Notre-Dame de Versailles
# The castle of Boury-en-Vexin (1685)
# The wings of the chateau of Versailles
# Le Pavillon de Manse in Chantilly
# Completion of the chapelle Of castle of Chambord
# The castle of Meudon
# The castle of Marly
# L'orangerie du château de Sceaux (1686)
# The restoration of the Palace of ducs de Bourgogne de Dijon
# In Paris : la place des Victoires et la place des Conquêtes (Current square Vendôme)
# Institution of girls in Saint-Cyr-l'École
# The castle of Dampierre in Dampierre-en-Yvelines
# The castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
# Prieuré Saint-Louis de Poissy, rebuild in the Gothic style of the church
Abbey of Saint-Louis (from 1695 to his death)
# Castle Vanves (1698) (now the school administration building Michelet in Vanves 92)
# Reconstruction of the City Hall of Lyon from 1701 to 1703
# Saint-Roch church in Paris
# Chapelle du Château de Serrant near Angers
# Town hall of Arles
# Castle of Etan
Some masterpieces are however remained to posterity. In Paris are still mainly: Hall of brushes become Guénégaud House Hunting and Nature, the Hotel de la Vrillère is now the headquarters of the Banque de France and the Hotel Carnavalet which is installed History Museum of the City of Paris.
Mansart's name is often associated with the invention of the gambrel. In fact, the invention of the technique he is not assigned. Lescot had used before him.
Mansart practiced, in fact, two types of attic truncated:
- The right height intersected the top and covered terrace, implemented in the castle of Balleroy and castle of Maisons according to the example of Luxembourg Salomon de Brosse.
- The gambrel with a line of broken and a terrasson, implemented in Blois or hotel Jars of nine long after the body of the Louvre by Pierre Lescot.
Castles in Links: