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Rondelet, Jean-Baptiste (1743 - 1828), architect, teacher, writer

Marie-Félicie Pérez

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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French architect, teacher and writer. He was the son of a building contractor. After initial training in Lyon, he studied in Paris from 1763 in Jacques-François Blondel’s Ecole des Arts. In 1770 he came to the notice of jacques-germain Soufflot for his refutation of the arguments raised in 1769 by pierre Patte against the sound construction of Ste Geneviève (now the Panthéon), Paris, and Soufflot appointed him inspector of works at Ste Geneviève.

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Subjects: Art

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