Vauban, architecte de la modernité ?
The work of Vauban (1633-1707) can be considered as a crucial contribution to the construction of modernity, in dubbing it as the period where rationality, in various domains where it established a foothold, started to become increasingly prominent. It is this modernity of the work of Vauban which is examined here, at the time, examining political and economic forms, and taking place as part of the movement of rationalisation of the action policy which should mark the 17th and 18th centuries, and in his applications of military architecture, and fortifications. In so doing, the period during which the influences undergone and exerted by Vauban on his contemporaries, English and German but also American and Canadian, as well as his actuality are presented and studied. Contributions from historians, philosophers and specialists in fortification and town planning, European and American, evaluate the contribution of Vauban to construction in the modern era.