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Colonnade of the Louvre

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Description: Louis Le Vau: Mazarin’s Collège, Colbert’s Revenge
~GREAT BUILDINGS ARE exceptional by definition, but that does not entirely explain why praise for the Collège des Quatre Nations, now the Institut de France, always seems to fix on its singularity in Louis XIV’s Paris. Constructed between 1662 and 1670 to designs by Louis Le Vau, the Collège...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
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