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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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The following is a chronological list of French architects. Some of their major architectural works are listed after each name.


Middle Ages

Jean de Chelles (13th century)

Pierre de Montreuil (c.1200-1266)

Matthias of Arras (?-1352)

Villard de Honnecourt (14th century) – architecture plans

Renaissance to Revolution

Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau (c. 1510-c. 1585)

  • Important book of architectural engravings.

Philibert Delorme (or De L’Orme) (1510/1515-1570)

Pierre Lescot (1515-1578)

Baptiste Androuet du Cerceau (c. 1545-1590)

Jacques II Androuet du Cerceau (c. 1550-1614)

  • Galerie du Louvre
  • Pavillon de Flore (Tuileries)
Luxembourg Palace and Gardens

Salomon de Brosse (1575-1626)

Jean Androuet du Cerceau (1585-1649)

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The Palais Royal in Paris

Jacques Lemercier (1585-1654) – active for Richelieu

François Mansart (1598-1666)

Louis Le Vau (1612-1670)

Claude Perrault (1613-1688) – responsible for establishing French classicism

Libéral Bruant (c.1636-1697)

Jules Hardouin Mansart (Jules Hardouin; he adopted the name Mansart in 1668) (1646-1708) – responsible for the massive expansion of the palace of Versailles into a permanent royal residence.

Robert de Cotte (1656-1735) - brother in law of J.H. Mansart, whom he assisted on numerous projects

Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698-1782) – responsible for rococo constructions at Versailles

Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713-1780)

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799)

Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806) – famous for his mathematical neoclassicism.

Revolution to World War II

Henri Labrouste (1801-1875) – famous for his use of steel

Victor Baltard (1805-1874) – famous for his use of steel and glass

Garnier's Paris Opera

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) – important theoretician of the 19th century Gothic revival

Charles Garnier (1825-1898) – celebrated architect of the Second Empire

Eugène Vallin (1856-1922) – Art nouveau architect, member of the École de Nancy

Lucien Weissenburger (1860-1929) – Art nouveau architect, member of the École de Nancy

Hector Guimard (1867-1942) – Art nouveau architect and designer

Émile André (1871-1933) – Art nouveau architect, urbanist and artist, member of the École de Nancy

Auguste Perret (1874-1954) and his brothers Claude and Gustave – important for the first use of reinforced concrete

Paul Tournon (1881-1964)

Robert Mallet-Stevens (1886-1945) – modernist architect influenced by Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) (1887-1965)

Eugène Beaudouin (1898-1983) – influential use of prefabricated elements

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) – international style/Bauhaus inspired

Post World War II

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Montreal's Olympic Stadium by Roger Taillibert

Christian de Portzamparc (born 1944)

Jean Nouvel (born 1945)

Jean-Marie Charpentier

Roger Taillibert

Michel Pinseau

Kaveh N. Salami

See also

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