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Architect Pierre Lescot
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Location Paris, France   map
Date 1546 to 1878   timeline
Building Type palace, art museum
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry
Climate mild temperate
Context urban, river front
Style French Renaissance
Notes See also Pyramide du Louvre. The Louvre also designed by Catherine de Medici, J. A. du Cerceau II, Claude Perrault, etc.


Photo, exterior overview

Photo, arches enfilade

Photo, exterior, pedimented facade
Sources on The Louvre

Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.

Kevin Matthews, University of Oregon. Slides from photographer's collection, August 1992. PCD.3189.1011.1916.007. PCD.3189.1011.1916.006. PCD.3189.1011.1916.005. PCD.3236.1011.0837.009.

Alene Stickles, University of Oregon. Slides from photographer's collection, June 1993. PCD.2365.1012.0634.034. PCD.2365.1012.0634.033. PCD.2365.1012.0634.031.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about The Louvre


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