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Chateau of Chambord

circa 1519

Why is it canonical?

This structure is an early example of the French Renaissance style, which drew heavily from innovations in Italy that were later brought to France, either by importing Italian artists and designers or exposure to Italian styles during French occupation of parts of Italy. This building melds traditional French castle architecture and Italian Renaissance form.

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Chateau of Chambord

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