Charles-Louis Girault


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(1851–1932). French Beaux-Arts Classical architect. His work is among the most splendid, festive, and rich late-C19 and early C20 Neo-Baroque architecture. He designed the Petit Palais, Paris (1897–1900), for the 1900 International Exhibition, the triumphal Arc du Cinquantenaire, Palais du Cinquantenaire, Brussels (1905), and the Musée du Congo Belge, Tervueren, Belgium (1904–11). One of his richest and most colourful designs is the tomb of Louis Pasteur (1822–95) in the Pasteur Institute, Paris (1896), embellished with mosaics in the Early Christian style.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.