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Un Louvre pour Poitiers

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In 1867, Gaétan Guérinot drafted a design for the City Hall and Museum of Poitiers. The design was supervised by Hector Lefuel, the architect of Napoléon III's Louvre. The central section of the city hall calls to mind the Louvre's "guichets," the vaulted openings to the museum's interior courtyards, which are considered Lefuel's masterpiece. Taking the Parisian museum as ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published October 2010 by Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers

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Manually adding this book to Goodreads has left me so exhausted I'm not sure I still have the strength to review it...

OK, it's a museum catalogue describing the documents from a very rarified exhibit in the Sainte-Croix Museum, Poitiers. The exhibit collected and put on display all the documents and drawings associated with the creation of the Poitiers City Hall from 1867 to 1875. Architecture is not my strong point and reading this in French was a struggle, but the book is a very good exhibit c
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