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Square Court of the Louvre

1546

Why is it canonical?

Few structures (if any) better exemplify the melding of the traditional French chateau style and Italian architecture as the one time royal palace of Paris, the Louvre. Highly symmetrical and covered in columns, but also featuring a high-pitched roof and ornate sculpted figures, the facade shows that Italian style had gained fans at even the highest levels of the French state.

Creators

Pierre Lescot

Locations

France Paris

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Architecture

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Square Court, Louvre

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