ARTH237 Lecture07

ARTH237 Lecture07 - ARTH 225 September 17 Boulevards v....

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Unformatted text preview: ARTH 225 September 17 Boulevards v. dense medieval matrix o Les Halles city markets o No side walks, no sewage systems below grounds o The Downpour, Boilly Contrast between the fashionable, cutting-edging, gleaming family and the muddy environment Practicality of everyday Paris life o City was becoming capital of Europe, but yet so hard to navigate The Arcades at Palais-Royal o Built under Louis XIII, commissioned by Cardinal Richelieu o By late 18 th c. owned and occupied by Duc dOrleans o Declared insolvent Speculative venture: built structure around garden, to be inhabited by boutiques on ground floor and upper floor by clubs and residences o Temporary structure became wooden galleries Gallery de Bois Comprised of 3 rows of shops, separated by long double promenades Material was not costly wood and glass, illuminated narrow row of glass at top with natural light...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course ARTH 2272 taught by Professor Betzer during the Spring '09 term at UVA.

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ARTH237 Lecture07 - ARTH 225 September 17 Boulevards v....

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