Titre : Le Nouvel Opera de Paris par M. Charles ...
Éditeur : Cuche Et. Cie c. 1878, Paris.
Date d'édition : 1878
Reliure : Soft cover
Edition : 1st Edition
Edition : First Edition, Original blue paper boards with black lettering and elaborate musical emblem. A scarce first edition which was published originally in parts loose with blue printed wrappers. , Decorative plates depicting plans, mythological symbolism and construction details of the neo-Baroque Parisian Opera house completed in 1875. Engravings in great detail after drawings by Duchamp, Jasson and others of one of the most admired buildings of Paris. The beautiful chromolithographs convey the splendor and luxury of the interior decoration. Our example does not include the text and photograph volumes. Charles Garnier (1825 ? 1898) was a French architect, perhaps best known as the architect of the Palais Garnier and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. In 1861 Garnier entered and won the competition for the new Paris opera house. Garnier\\\\\\\'s works represent a Neo-Baroque-inspired style, popular during the Beaux-Arts period in France. He was influenced by the Italianate styles of Renaissance artisans such as Palladio, Sansovino, and Michelangelo, perhaps the result of his many visits to Greece and Rome during his lifetime. His design reflected the aspirations of the Second Empire with its rich colouring and decoration. From his studies of Roman pageantry, Garnier had developed a great sense of occasion and drama which when coupled with a logical floor plan was used to good effect in the opera. He was also a pioneer of architectural beauty as well as function; his opera was built on a framework of metal girders, unprecedented at the time., Size : Folio: 641x 360mm, Complete with 75 plates including 55 black and white lithographs and 20 coloured choromolithographs depicting the architectural design of the Paris Opera House by the architect Charles Garnier. Many single plates are counted as two plates which brings the total number of plates to 100 (Vol 1: 40, Vol 2: 60)., Volume : 2 Volumes in 1 A very good example, plates are generally clean and crisp. N° de réf. du libraire B4394
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