The East Facade Of The Louvre

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Perrault still relied a lot antiquity rule to do his reference, even if Perrault mentions that he created the new taste of architectural element for French. He accepted that Vitruvius’ theory and order still an important part of his theory. Perrault mentions that, “I also contend that whatever innovations I introduce are intended not so much to correct what is ancient as to return it to its original perfection. I do this not on my own authority, following only my own insight, but always in reference to some example taken from ancient works or from reputable writers.” The East Facade of the Louvre is hard to define its style because of Perrault’s theory and Le vau’s influence. A historian, Blunt, argues that the facade shows the Baroque and Classical style at the same time. He wrote, “The Colonnade has no exact parallel in French architecture, but it is the first example in this art of the style of Louis XIV. In certain respects it is Baroque: the scale of the Order, the depth given by the free-standing colonnade, the variety of rhythm due to the coupling of the columns. In other ways it is more strictly classical than earlier French work: the clear and simple definition of the masses, the straight line of the front (in contrast to the curves of most of the Italian designs and even Le Vau’s first scheme), the severe and almost unbroken entablatures, and the purity of detail in the Order and the mouldings.” Italian Interacted The design of the East Facade of the Louvre
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