French Neoclassical Architecture Under Louis XVI

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Who designed the well-known twin façades facing the Place de Louis XV in Paris?

Jules Hardouin-Mansart

Which artist's architectural etchings of classical Roman buildings were known before the discoveries at Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Athens?

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Which architect worked on speculative real estate developments like the 1690 Place Vendôme?

Jules Hardouin-Mansart

Which architect's work included the theater-opera house at Versailles?

Jules Hardouin-Mansart

Which architect designed La Madeleine church in Paris in 1806?

Pierre-Alexandre Vignon

What architectural style saw a shift from Rococo towards Neoclassicism under Louis XVI?


What were the only curves used in the neoclassical style interior architecture?

Ovals, ellipses, and circles

What type of panels were popular on walls in neoclassical interiors?


What type of motifs were usually used to decorate the ceilings in neoclassical interiors?

Simple classical motifs

Which famous French palace features a Louis XVI Library with a Cove ceiling and a Trumeau Mirror?

Versailles Palace

In neoclassical interiors, what was frequently seen over doors and windows?

Rectangular or elliptical panels

What type of furniture piece was the Louis XVI library table made by Jean-Henri Riesener?


Who is credited with the interior detail work in the Petit Trianon?

Richard Mique

In which year was the carved wood panelling in the Louis XVI Library created?


Which room in the Petit Trianon served as a favorite retreat for the queen?

Low-ceilinged room

Which style can be described as a 'peak expression of French Rococo design, turning toward Neoclassicism'?

Petit Trianon style

What is a distinguishing feature of the furniture in the Petit Trianon during Louis XVI's era?

Simple neoclassical forms

What is notable about the panelling in the Louis XVI Library at Versailles?

'Outstanding example of neo-classical lines'

Explore the characteristics and major works of French Neoclassical architecture under Louis XVI, where Rococo design merged with academic Neoclassicism. Discover the influence of prominent architects like Gabriel and Mansart on buildings like the Place de la Concorde and Place Vendôme.

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