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Author Murphy, Kevin D.

Title Memory and modernity : Viollet-le-Duc at Vézelay / Kevin D. Murphy
Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2000]


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Description xiv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Guizot, Merimee, and Viollet-le-Duc -- 2. The Nationalization of Restoration -- 3. The Significance of Vezelay in the Nineteenth Century -- 4. Viollet-le-Duc and the Reinvention of Vezelay -- 5. Vezelay: National Memory in Dispute
Summary "Memory and Modernity focuses on the first project of the renowned nineteenth-century French architect and theorist Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, the restoration of the Romanesque church of the Madeleine at Vezelay in Burgundy. This is the first book-length study to approach the work of Viollet-le-Duc from the perspective of institutional and social history."--BOOK JACKET. "Examining in detail the architect's transformation of the church of the Madeleine, the book also draws out the implications of the project for understanding Viollet-le-Duc's theoretical development. Murphy shows how Viollet-le-Duc's rationalist interpretation of medieval architecture informed the decisions that were made about the restoration, but also how that way of thinking was influenced by the architect's experience at Vezelay."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-191) and index
Subject Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel, 1814-1879 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Basilique de la Madeleine (Vézelay, France)
Catholic church buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- France -- Vézelay.
Vézelay (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel, 1814-1879.
LC no. 98041262
ISBN 027101850X cloth acid-free paper