Complete Works of Percier and Fontaine, the
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Known as "Napoleon's architects", Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853) were not only the 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 neo-classical Empire, or Directoire, style of design. This book collects the entire printed output of these two important architects and archaeologists of Roman architecture.In addition to their renovations to the Louvre and the Tuileries, and construction of the Arc de Tromphe de Carrousel, 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. 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.
ISBN 9781616896980. Princeton Architectural Press.