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Gabriel-Jean-Antoine Davioud

(1823—1881)


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(1823–81).

French architect. He studied with Violletle-Duc and Vaudoyer, then worked with Baltard on the Halles Centrales, Paris, who recommended him for the post of Inspecteur des Promenades. He built many pavilions and lodges in the Picturesque style for the Bois de Boulogne (1855–9), and designed structures for other Parisian parks, including the Parc Monceau, where the railings and gates, suggested by Héré de Corny's work at Nancy, show him at his best. He designed the circus and panorama for the Champs Élysées, and four large fountains for Paris (Saint-Michel, Boulevard Saint-Michel (1858—much praised by Daly); Château d'Eau (1867–74); l'Observatoire (1870–5); and Place du Théâtre-Français (1872–4) ). He was also responsible for the Théâtre du Châtelet (1860–2) and Théâtre Lyrique (1860–2, now Théâtre de la Ville). He was the architect of the Magasins Réunis Department Store, Place de la République (1865–7), the Mairie du XIXe (1876–8), and the Trocadéro for the 1878 Paris Exhibition (1876–8). His eclecticism (especially in theatre design) is identified with the Rageur style.

Daly (1840–90);Daly & Davioud (1874);Middleton & Watkin (1987)

Subjects: Architecture.


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