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- DescriptionConsidered the most important French Renaissance church, Saint-Eustache in Paris has long remained an enigma. What new circumstances allowed its parishioners, long desirous of a new church, suddenly to begin buiding it 1532? Did Francis I play a role? Was the obscure Jean Delamarre possibly its architect? Could the ideas of the Italian theorist, Serlio, have affected his design? These and other key issues are resolved by the author in a sustained reading of all kwn evidence. The baffling formal complexity of the church is clarified through lucid analysis that employs hundreds of new photographs executed by the author. The building is studied within the context of sixteenth-century French architecture and its roots in antiquity, the Italian Renaissance, Romanesque and Gothic France, and the Flamboyant Style. Sankovitch's work will serve as a standard for all those who desire to understand this mysterious building and its times. A bright, clear window revealing an unseen architecture, previously an invisible - or at best murky - episode in the history of art, it is a portal to all future research on the building, and a key to the architectural life of the period.
- Author BiographyA leading scholar in French Renaissance architecture, Anne-Marie Sankovitch (1958-2005) studied at Smith College and received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU (1991), where she later became Research Associate. Her articles appeared in the Art Bulletin, RES, JSAH, and numerous conference volumes.
- Author(s)Anne-Marie Sankovitch
- PublisherBrepols N.V.
- Date of Publication15/02/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Place of PublicationTurnhout
- Country of PublicationBelgium
- ImprintBrepols N.V.
- Weight998 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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