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Architectural Allegories of Vice and Virtue in the Work of Étienne Louis Boullée and Claude Nicholas Ledoux

Karydis, Nikolaos (2014) Architectural Allegories of Vice and Virtue in the Work of Étienne Louis Boullée and Claude Nicholas Ledoux. In: Virtue and the Enlightenment, May 2014, Reid Hall, Paris, France. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Late in their careers, Ledoux and Boullée developed a series of visionary projects that symbolised the morals of a utopian society. This involved the translation of the idea of virtue into architectural form. The design methods used to achieve this enriched the 18th-century architectural vocabulary, widening its mission and impact. The current paper analyses these design methods and interprets the symbolic language they produced, by reference to its social and political background. This analysis provides new insights into one of the most influential architectural developments of the Age of Enlightenment.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Étienne Louis Boullée, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Enlightenment, Neoclassical Architecture
Subjects: D History General and Old World
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Nikolaos Karydis
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2016 15:22 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59451 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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