Record number 07/3163
Author Reynaud, Léonce, 1803 - 1880
TitleTraité D'Architecture Contenant Des Notions Générales Sur Les Principes De La Construction Et Sur L'Histoire De L'Art. Par Léonce Reynaud, Ingènieur en Chef des Ponts et Chaussées, professeur d'Architecture à l'Ecole Polytechnique, etc. Premiére Partie. Éléments Des Édifices. - Planches.
ImprintLiége.: Chez Dque. Avanzo & Cie. Éditeurs., [18--].
Physical Description[2] p., frontis., 82 pl.; 470 mm.
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p.] - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe work was first published from 1850 to 1858 in four volumes - two of text (Art de batir and Composition des edifices) and two of plates. It was so well received that it was reprinted four times by 1870.

Reynaud believed that architecture had developed from attention to the capacities of materials rather than from the imitation of natural forms. It had, however, a spiritual significance, and should express the spirit of its age.
SubjectArchitecture - Building materials - Theory - Europe - France - History
Treatises - France - Belgium - 19th century
Pictorial works - Belgium - 19th century
ReferencesN. Pevsner, Some architectural writers of the nineteenth century (1972), p.194-216; F. de Dartein, Léonce Reynaud (1885).
Binding Note20th-century quarter red morocco, 19th-century red cloth-covered boards; spine unlettered.
Contributors Avanzo, Dominique, fl. 19th century, publisher
Dominique Avanzo et Compagnie. publisher
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