Author(s)/Creator(s)

Jean-François Bédard

Document Type

Article

Date

3-2009

Keywords

Palais-Royal, Philippe d'Orleans, Louis XV, Gilles-Marie Oppenord, French Regency, Italianate architecture, political architecture, Paris, political renewal

Language

English

Disciplines

Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture

Description/Abstract

Bédard links Oppenord's 'revivalist' attitude to the politics of his patron, Philippe II, duc d'Orleans, regent of France between 1715 and 1723. The author uses eight drawings by Oppenord, acquired by the Carnavalet in 1999, as well as others known, to show how the Palais-Royal and its apartments were transformed to be a surrogate Versailles.

Additional Information

Originally published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 2009, 68(1), 30-51.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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