S: Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
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FC: Eugne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
1: Gothic Architecture
3: Chteau de Vincennes, Paris
5: Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Vézelay
6: Reflection Page Durring this "Cultural Adventure" I spent a week or so researching the architecture that Eugne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc took part in as well as the beautiful buildings he restored in "Gothic" style. His contributions to the Modernism Revolution really inspired other architects of his time as well as future architects to take after his ideas of "Gothic" design. Designing the scrapbook was easy but I think the part that made this project challenging was the fact that I had to describe his contributions and restorations in full detail, that proved to be difficult as he took part in the reconstruction of many building, therefore I focused on the designs that I included in this scrapbook, and the designing process he took with each. Overall i spent about 2 weeks designing and finishing this scrapbook. Although not much french was used in this project or in the research of it I did try to incorporate it some how so the end page has a nice touch of the french language on it. The reason I choose my thesis question to pertain to his fame was because, although I enjoy architecture I wondered why other people enjoyed his work even the ones that didn't have a particular joy for architecture, I discovered that the reason for that was his attention to detail and ability to think outside the realm that currently existed. He changed the way architects in France depict "Gothic" style, as well as the rest of the world. That came as a shock to me because previous to knowing about his work I assumed that his work was going to be great but after realizing the work he did in order to finish even one building was a great feat. I found that amazing architects such as himself didn't take it apon themselves to just create a structure for protection or shelter but they took it apon themselves to create a work of art that could be represented in the culture but could also remain a part of the nation for centuries to come. In the end I have come to have a larger respect for the work that architects provide to our nation and all nations around the world their work provides a history of our people and a great legacy ahead that will sculpt our world into a more artistic and free expression path. I am a firm believer in people representing the the nation and the architects like him are a great example of that philosophy.
7: Info. Page Name: Eugne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc Famous For: Notre Dame de Paris Birth: January 27, 1814 Birth place: Paris, France Death: September 17, 1879 Death Place: Lausanne, Switzerland Nationality: French Gender: Male Occupation: Architect / Theorist Important Life Notes: - Famous for restoration of Gothic buildings -Married his wife, Elisabeth, in 1834 -Started teaching at the École de Dessin The man who changed the modern architecture was born in Paris, France in January 27, 1814. His name was Eugene Emmanual Viollet-le-Duc who help recreate many famous buildings dispersed among France. He learned his most famous style of architecture while studying with Jacques-Marie Huve and Archille-Francois-Rene, after rejecting the ideas from the Ecole des Beaux-arts during the French Revolution in 1830 for being so simple minded. Napoleon III instructed Viollet-le-Duc to reconstuct many fallen buildings from the French Revolution to proper working conditions. An example of his act was on the building Chteau de Vincennes in 1860. Completely reconstructing this building to more perfect state. He later traveled to over many other European countries, and latter on died on September 17, 1879 at 65 years old. The style of Architecture Viollet-le-Duc worked on was known as Gothic. A type of design using arches and a Latin cross for infosrucrture. An example of this type of building that Viollet-le-Duc restorted was named Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine or known as Vézelay Abbey. This is where Viollet-let-Duc restored the fallen build due to the French revolution to a better state. Adding in his own architectural designs to this building. Like the example Viollet-le-Duc went around from orders of Napoleon III to restore the fallen buildings.