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A Royal Passion: Louis XIV as Patron of Architecture [Paperback]

Robert W. Berger
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Regency (1643–1661); 3. The early years of personal rule: the King and Colbert (1661–1671); 4. The Louvre and Tuilleries; 5. A building for the sciences: the Observatoire; 6. Versailles I (1661–1677); 7. Paris I; 8. A palace for a mistress: the Chateau of Clagny and the rise of Jules Hardouin-Mansart; 9. The Invalides; 10. Versailles II (1678–1715); 11. Marly; 12. Paris II; 13. Vauban and the architecture of war; 14. Le Roi-Architecte; 15. Absolutism and architecture; 16. Epilogue: the old King in triumph and sorrow.

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