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  • n. French architect who introduced the mansard roof (1598-1666)


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  • This venerable edifice is covered by one of those vast roofs with four sides, a ridgepole decorated with leaden ornaments, and a round projecting window on each side, such as Mansart very justly delighted in; for in France, the Italian attics and flat roofs are a folly against which our climate protests.

    An Historical Mystery

  • Bad Palladio would always be more palatable than bad Bernini or Mansart.

    Andrea Palladio's influential architecture at National Building Museum

  • Joachim, who arranged for the purchase, informs me that the château was designed by Mansart, the architect of Versailles, and that it is famed for its gardens.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • Many people say, too, that she hastened the passage of poor Mansart into the other world.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • The kitchens at Versailles were in a vast building designed by Jules Hardouin Mansart and completed about 1685.

    Savoring The Past

  • Mansart himself made way with the old _tourelles_ and the balustrade which rounded off the angles of the walls of the main buildings and substituted a series of heavy, ugly _maisonettes_, more like the bastions of a fortress than any adjunct to a princely dwelling.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • Mansart designed the architectural attributes of the lower cascade and scores considerably over his colleague.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • Mansart was called in and a great gallery intended for fêtes and ceremonies was constructed, and Mignard was given the commission for its decorations.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • Mansart on one occasion was called in and built a new gallery that Coypel decorated with fourteen compositions after the Ænid of Virgil.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • Archbishop of Paris, bought the property of Richelieu, and, with the aid of Mansart and Le Notre, considerably embellished it within and without.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France


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