The Complete Works of Precier and Fontaine

Charles Percier, Pierre Francois Leonard Fontaine, Yolanda Stern Broad (Translator), Barry Bergdoll

Princeton Architectural Press, 2018 (The Classic Reprint Series)


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Known as “Napoleon’s architects,” Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853) were not only Emperor’s official government architects, but two of the most celebrated teachers at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts, responsible for developing the highly influential neoclassical Empire, or Directoire, style of design.
In addition to their renovations to the Louvre and the Tuileries, and construction of the Arc de Tromphe de Carttousel, they are best known for Empress Josephine’s house at Malmaison, where they effectively invented the profession of interior design by crafting every detail including all the furnishings. This book collects the entire printed output of these two important architects and archeologists of Roman architecture, four volumes condensed into one, and serves as the definitive edition on their work. The Collected Works of Percier and Fontaine is introduced by critic and historian Barry Bergdoll, and published in association with the Institute for Classical Art and Architecture.

Our copy has a dent in the top right corner of the cover but the inside is new and in perfect condition.

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ISBN: 9781616896980

444 pages, illustrations in color & b/w, 31,2 x 2302 cm, hardcover, French/English