Jacques Lemercier

Jacques Lemercier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jacques Lemercier was a French architect and engineer, one of the influential trio that included Louis Le Vau and Fran ois Mansart who formed the classicizing French Baroque manner, drawing from French traditions of the previous century and current Roman practice the fresh, essentially French synthesis associated with Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII. Lemercier was the son of a master mason, one of a large interrelated tribe of professionals. Profiting by a voyage to Italy with a long stay in Rome, presumably from about 1607 to 1610, Lemercier developed the simplified classicizing manner established by Salomon de Brosse, who died in 1636, and whose Palais du Luxembourg for Marie de Medici Lemercier would see to completion. On his return to France, after several years working as an engineer building bridges, his first major commission, however, was to complete the Parisian Church of the Oratorians, which had been begun by Charles M tezeau; its success made his reputation
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136641550
  • 9786136641553