Libéral Bruant

(c. 1635—1697)

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(c. 1635–97).

Architect of the Hôtel des Invalides, Paris (1670–7), with its severely Antique arcaded cour d'honneur, and long Church of St-Louis des Invalides (the Dôme was added later by Mansart). Bruant was responsible for the Chapel of St-Louis in the Salpêtrière Hospital (c.1670), with a rotunda surrounded by four compartments forming a Greek cross on plan, and four chapels at the angles of the central space. Eight compartments were formed in which the inmates could be separately accommodated.

Blunt (1982);Hautecœur (1948);Reuterswärd (1965)

Subjects: Architecture.

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