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History of Styles - Architecture - Stamp Booklet

Stamp Booklet
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  • 04.02.2019
  • Etienne Thery
  • Heliogravure
  • 256 x 54 mm
  • €12.60
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About History of Styles - Architecture

This notebook of 12 postage stamps is a small history of architectural art in France. France is rich in prestigious buildings from ancient times to the present day. This notebook presents buildings from Roman times to the beginning of the 20th century. Contemporary architecture is as spectacular as the buildings of the past. Other issued stamps present them in their entirety and will continue to do so. Here, they are close-ups that illustrate the styles of successive eras in architecture. From the Maison Carrée de Nîmes, an ancient Roman temple, to the magnificent neoclassical ensemble of the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, there are centuries and genius. Similarly, the bell-towers of the Romanesque Saint-Front cathedral in Périgueux, remodeled in the 19th century to the glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris, completed in 1900, force our admiration. Château de Chambord defies the nature of the land and offers to the eyes an architecture of the Renaissance period, marvel of imagination and creation. The 17th century is classic, in France, the facade of the Pavillon de l'Horloge of the Louvre shows us it. But it happens, in the same seventeenth century, in France, in Savoy, to see baroque churches as it is also the case in Nevers with the Sainte-Marie chapel. Let us admire the buttressing arches of Strasbourg Cathedral, Gothic, but do not compare, although we can be surprised, with the Church Notre-Dame-des-Champs d'Avranches, neogothic nineteenth century. Let's look at these postage stamps illustrated with these details and try to guess the date of construction of the monuments, all listed as Historic Monuments. TITLES OF STAMPS: 1) CHAPEL OF SAINTE-MARIE DE NEVERS 2) CASTLE OF GLASS 3) SALINE OF ARC-ET-SENANS 4) SAINT-NECTAIRE CHURCH 5) CASTLE OF CHAMBORD 6) GRAND-PALAIS - PARIS 7) OUR CATHEDRAL DAME - STRASBOURG 8) PAVILION OF THE CLOCK OF LOUVRE - PARIS 9) SQUARE HOUSE - NÎMES 10) CATHEDRAL SAINT-FRONT - PÉRIGUEUX 11) CHURCH OF NOTRE-DAME-DES-CHAMPS - AVRANCHES 12) MUSEUM-LIBRARY - GRENOBLE

All stamps have the same title: AFRICAN INSPIRATION - FABRIC

The Mulhouse Fabric Printing Museum retains a very large number of tissue samples. Among these were chosen these twelve cotton samples, drawn and printed in France for the African market. Birds, flowers, trees are the patterns repeated with vivacity and colorful rhythm.