See also:life as an architectural engraver, but
See also:developed into an architect of considerable distinction, if of no
See also:great originality . As architect to
See also:Louis XV. from 1755 he necessarily did much in the
See also:rococo manner, although it would seem that he conformed to fashion rather than to
See also:artistic conviction . He was among the earliest founders of
See also:schools of architecture in France, and for this he was distinguished by the Academy; but he is now best remembered by his voluminous
See also:work L'Architecture francaise, in which he was the continuator of Marot . The
See also:book is a precious collection of views of famous buildings, many of which have disappeared or been remodelled .
DAVID BLONDEL (1591-1655)
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