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By Cynthia R. Field, Isabelle Gournay, Thomas P. Somma

In 1910 John Merven Carrère, a Paris-trained American architect, wrote, “Learning from Paris made Washington notable between American cities.” The 5 essays in Paris at the Potomac discover elements of this effect at the inventive and architectural setting of Washington, D.C., which persevered lengthy after the well known contributions of Peter Charles L’Enfant, the transplanted French army officer who designed the city’s plan.

Isabelle Gournay’s introductory essay presents an outline and examines the context and matters serious about 3 designated classes of French impact: the classical and Enlightenment rules that prevailed from the 1790s throughout the 1820s, the second one Empire form of the 1850s during the 1870s, and the Beaux-Arts circulate of the early 20th century. William C. Allen and Thomas P. Somma current case reviews: Allen at the effect of French structure, specifically the Halle aux Blés, on Thomas Jefferson’s imaginative and prescient of the U.S. Capitol; and Somma on David d’Angers’s busts of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. Liana Paredes bargains a richly specific exam of French-inspired inside ornament within the houses of Washington’s elite within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. Cynthia R. box concludes the quantity with a attention of the impact of Paris on urban making plans in Washington, D.C., together with the efforts of the McMillan fee and the later improvement of the Federal Triangle complex.

The essays during this assortment, the newest addition to the sequence views at the artwork and Architectural heritage of the us Capitol, originated in a convention held through the U.S. Capitol old Society in 2002 on the French Embassy’s Maison Française.

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Paris on the Potomac: The French Influence on the Architecture and Art of Washington, D.C.

In 1910 John Merven Carrère, a Paris-trained American architect, wrote, “Learning from Paris made Washington notable between American towns. ” The 5 essays in Paris at the Potomac discover elements of this impression at the creative and architectural surroundings of Washington, D. C. , which endured lengthy after the well known contributions of Peter Charles L’Enfant, the transplanted French army officer who designed the city’s plan.

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Jefferson received them at Monticello on April 6, 1804, and wrote Latrobe of his general approval three days later. The idea of moving the chamber to the second floor was acceptable, but the president wanted more time to think about the ultimate shape of the colonnade. Because Latrobe had devised the office story to suit either arrangement, Jefferson’s procrastination would not hold back construction. In due time Jefferson was persuaded that two semicircles were just as effective as an ellipse (figs.

The Belgian Embassy,” presented at “The French Connection in Washington,” symposium organized by the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, National Building Museum, 1999. Trumbauer had no formal training; his chief draftsman, Julian Abele, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. , 1989), pp. 13–26. 68 Jacqueline Kennedy, quoted in James A. Abbott and Elaine M. Rice, Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration (New York, 1998), p. 53. See also Maxine Cheshire, “White House Going Gallic Again,” Washington Post, Mar.

Jules-Henri de Sibour, the architect of the above-mentioned McCormick Apartments, had an authentic French aristocratic pedigree, married a well-bred local girl, Margaret Claggett, and combined Gallic charm with a love for golf, a favorite pastime for Washington’s society. 48 Carrère’s Senate Office Building and Hastings’s House Office Building (fig. 14) are 43 Allan Greenberg and Stephen Kieran, “The United States Supreme Court Building,” Antiques 128 (1985):760–69. 44 Steven Bedford, John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire (New York, 1998), p.

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