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MODERN FRENCH ARCHITECTURE Russell Selfridge

MODERN FRENCH ARCHITECTURE

Russell Selfridge

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These plates represent the best modern work which has recently been done in France, and the collection as a whole shows strikingly the influence of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts upon the national architecture. The buildings chosen have mostly been erectedMoreThese plates represent the best modern work which has recently been done in France, and the collection as a whole shows strikingly the influence of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts upon the national architecture. The buildings chosen have mostly been erected in Paris within the last ten years [1889-1899]. The selection has been made by an architect and a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with the purpose of furnishing American architectswith practically useful examples of the best French work of today. The plates comprise forty-nine views of city residences (exteriors and exterior details), twenty-three of apartment houses, fourteen of commercial buildings, and fourteen of schools and other public buildings. From The Architectural Review, Volume 7. Page 12: One who has not kept closely in touch with the recent work of French architects will find much cause for surprise in this collection of photographs. . The public buildings are naturally of a higher degree of interest, and among them the best are the Palais des Beaux-Arts at Lille and the new Sorbonne at Paris. The photographs are well reproduced . The best of these houses are pretty close adaptations of the style of Louis XII, while a few are Gothic and seem to have stepped out of the pages of Viollet-le-Ducs dictionary.