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By Jean-Francois Bedard

ISBN-10: 1611490081

ISBN-13: 9781611490084

This e-book gains a rare album of decoration designs by way of the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). in command of the constructions and grounds of Philippe, duke of Orléans, regent of France throughout the minority of Louis XV, Oppenord was once on the middle of the architectural perform of his time. As made glaring by way of this album, his consummate draftsmanship, praised by way of his contemporaries and coveted by means of creditors, handed by means of a ways the sensible calls for often required of architects. On a replica of the 1st French variation of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia, released via Jean Baudoin in 1636 with engravings by way of Jacques de Bié, Oppenord drew vignettes, head and tail items, borders and different decorative motifs. For the 1st time, this ebook reproduces Oppenord's album in its preliminary nation. ultra-modern reassembled and rebound album of sixty sheets bears little resemblance to Oppenord's unique replica. A bibliographic research of the Ripa-Baudoin booklet, in keeping with a replica stored on the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and proven by means of a formerly left out numbering by way of Oppenord, guided this primary reconstitution. In lieu of a haphazard succession of sketches, it unearths Oppenord's interesting interaction among textual content, engraved and drawn images.

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