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BOULLÉE, Étienne Louis (1728 - 1799), Architect, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BOULLÉE, Étienne Louis (1728 - 1799), Architect, draughtsman

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1728, in Paris; died 1799, in Paris.

Architect, draughtsman.

An architect, Boullée would have no place in this work had he not left a large quantity of drawings now preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale. He had in fact almost entirely renounced building, which he saw as the purely technical aspect of architecture, to concentrate on theory. More than just architectural projects,

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