Axe Historique

Axe Historique

Edited by 

List price: US$65.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Axe historique is a line of monuments, buildings and thoroughfares that extends from the centre of Paris, France, to the west. It is also known as the "Voie Triomphale." The Axe Historique began with the creation of the Champs lys es, designed in the 17th century to create a vista to the west, extending the central axis of the gardens to the royal Palace of the Tuileries. Today the Tuileries Gardens remain, preserving their wide central pathway, though the palace was burned down during the Paris Commune, 1871. Between the Tuileries gardens and the Champs lys es extension a jumble of buildings remained on the site of Place de la Concorde until early in the reign of Louis XV, for whom the square was at first named. Then the garden axis could open through a grand gateway into the new royal squareshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134920371
  • 9786134920377