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Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire


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Spanning from the West African coast to the Canadian prairies and south to Louisiana, the Caribbean, and Guiana, France's Atlantic empire was one of the largest political entities in the Western Hemisphere. Yet despite France's status as a nation at the forefront of architecture and the structures and designs from this period that still remain, its colonial building program has never been considered on a hemispheric scale. Drawing from hundreds of plans, drawings, photographic field surveys, and extensive archival sources, Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire focuses on the French state's and the Catholic Church's ideals and motivations for their urban and architectural projects in the Americas. In vibrant detail, Gauvin Alexander Bailey recreates a world that has been largely destroyed by wars, natural disasters, and fires – from Cap-François (now Cap-Haïtien), which once boasted palaces in the styles of Louis XV and formal gardens patterned after Versailles, to failed utopian cities like Kourou in Guiana. Vividly illustrated with examples of grand buildings, churches, and gardens, as well as simple houses and cottages, this volume also brings to life the architects who built these structures, not only French military engineers and white civilian builders, but also the free people of colour and slaves who contributed so much to the tropical colonies. Taking readers on a historical tour through the striking landmarks of the French colonial landscape, Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire presents a sweeping panorama of an entire hemisphere of architecture and its legacy.

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Autor Bailey, Gauvin Alexander
Dimensiuni 232 x 262 x 46
Data Publicarii 06/06/2018
Format Cartonata
Numar pagini 640
Descriere RO De la coasta Africii de Vest la preriile canadiene si la sud pana in Louisiana, Caraibe si Guiana, imperiul Atlantic al Frantei a fost una dintre cele mai mari entitati politice din emisfera vestica. Cu toate acestea, in ciuda statutului Frantei de natiune in fruntea arhitecturii si a structurilor si proiectelor din aceasta perioada care raman inca, programul sau de constructie coloniala nu a fost niciodata luat in considerare la scara emisferica.
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De la coasta Africii de Vest la preriile canadiene si la sud pana in Louisiana, Caraibe si Guiana, imperiul Atlantic al Frantei a fost una dintre cele mai mari entitati politice din emisfera vestica. Cu toate acestea, in ciuda statutului Frantei de natiune in fruntea arhitecturii si a structurilor si proiectelor din aceasta perioada care raman inca, programul sau de constructie coloniala nu a fost niciodata luat in considerare la scara emisferica.
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