Sébastien Le Prestre, Marquis of Vauban (1633-1707), is the most well-known of the French military engineers. During his career, he designed the layout of one hundred and sixty forts and strongholds throughout the whole ofFrance. Faced with this heritage successively flattered, turned on, rejected and ultimately restored, the work offers a vision of the interventions of Vauban in the fields of fortification, town planning and architecture, and attempts to replace them in context with the wish for rationalisation of the art of war characteristic of the reign of Louis XIV. Also featured are issues related to conservation, restoration and the reconversion of these sites.
WARMOES Isabelle, SANGER Victoria, DULAU Robert
Paris : Somogy éditions d'art ; Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine ; musée des plans-reliefs - 2007
- , 1 vol. (431 p.) : ill. en noir et en coul., plans, fac-sim., couv. ill. en coul.
Exhibition organised from 14 November, 2007 to 5 February, 2008 by the Cité de l’Architecture et du patrimoine (architecture museum), the museum of French monuments and the museum of relief maps
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