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Abbé Marc-Antoine Laugier

(1713–69). French Jesuit, he became one of the earliest and most important theorists of Neo-Classicism. His Essai sur l'Architecture (1753) was profoundly influential, setting ...

Laugier, Abbé Marc-Antoine

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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..., Abbé Marc-Antoine ( 1713–69 ) French Jesuit , he became one of the earliest and most important theorists of Neo-Classicism . His Essai sur l’Architecture (1753) was profoundly influential, setting out a rational interpretation of Classicism as a logical expression of the need for shelter, derived from the Primitive Hut of tree-trunks supporting a structure. He extolled the need for columns as opposed to those of the engaged variety or pilasters , and argued for a return to Antique principles as an antidote to all the accretions from the...

Abbé Marc-Antoine Laugier

Abbé Marc-Antoine Laugier  

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(1713–69).French Jesuit, he became one of the earliest and most important theorists of Neo-Classicism. His Essai sur l'Architecture (1753) was profoundly influential, setting out a rational ...

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