LeDeuzzy, Q.
Emil Kaufmann

I believe in multiple choice
Three Revolutionary Architects, Boullee, Ledoux, and Lequeu

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Porte flamande

Dairy, interior

Symbolic order

The Porte Flamande, dated an 1, serving as the entrance to a garden, belongs, with its severe design, to the noblest inventions by Lequeu.

The Interior of the Dairy is transformed into a pattern composed by the jugs and the posts carrying the roof.

Lequeu attempted later to symbolize his era in several designs which, as all productions prompted by non­artistic motives, were quite poor. In the Symbolic Order (Ordre symbolique de la Salle des Etats d'un Palais National), dated 1789, the entablature is carried by enchained enemies of the people "seigneurs aristocrates et leurs complices subalternes."

Temple of wisdom - Temple de la'sagesse

Monument of deserving citizen - Monument en l'honneur de plusieurs citoyens sur la place de l'arsenal

Obelisk - Monument (pour) la maison de campagne du citoyen Prouy; (crowned by the) Bonnet de la liberté

The Temple of Wisdom (Templedela sagesse), too, is rather bad literature, than fine arts.

The Monument of Deserving Citizens, planned for the Place de l' Arsenal, unhappily combines classical features and revolutionary symbols.

These two designs are architecture parlante at its lowest. The Obelisk for the estate of the Citoyen Prouy, conceived by the "Citoyen Le Queu" is somewhat better, for the symbolism here is less obtrusive and the will to artistic form more conspicuous.




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