Soufflot, Germain


Soufflot, Germain
(1713-1780)
   architect
   Germain Soufflot, who was a precursor of the neoclassical movement, was born in Irancy, near Aux-erre. He was in Rome from 1735 to 1737, then worked in lyon (facade of the hôtel-Dieu, 1748). In 1750, at the request of Mme de poMPADOUR,he accompanied her brother, M. de Vandières (later the marquis de Marigny), who was the superintendent of royal buildings, to Italy. There, Soufflot sketched the ruins at Paestrum and, upon his return to France, obtained a number of official commissions. louis XV entrusted him with the construction of the church of Saint-Geneviève in Paris (1756-80), which later would become the Panthéon. inspired by the facades of Roman temples, he carefully opened the base of the cupola of the church to gain elegance and light, while resting the weight on four groups of columns. Soufflot had a profound influence on the neoclassical movement in architecture, heralded by his colossal style, a tendency that would later be developed by other noted architects.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Soufflot —   [su flo], Jacques Germain, französischer Architekt, * Irancy (Département Yonne) 22. 7. 1713, ✝ Paris 29. 8. 1780; ging 1731 nach Rom, wo er 1734 37 Schüler der französischen Akademie war. Ab 1738 arbeitete er in Lyon; ging 1750 wieder nach… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Soufflot — (spr. Suffloh), Jacques Germain, geb. 1714 in Irancy; sollte erst Rechtsgelehrter werden, neigte sich aber mit Leidenschaft der Baukunst zu, welche er in Frankreich u. Italien studirte u. bereiste dann Kleinasien. Er baute die Kartheuserkirche,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Soufflot — Jacques Germain Soufflot Jacques Germain Soufflot Jacques Germain Soufflot (22 juillet 1713, Irancy 29 août 1780, Paris) est un grand architecte français …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Soufflot — Das Panthéon, von der Rue Soufflot aus fotografiert Jacques Germain Soufflot (* 22. Juli 1713 in Irancy bei Auxerre; † 29. August 1780 in Paris) war französischer Architekt. Er studierte in Rom, erbaute dann in Lyon das Hospital und ging 1750 zum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SOUFFLOT, Jacques-Germain — (1713 1780)    The leading French architect of the 18th century Neo Classical style, Jacques Germain Soufflot worked during a turbulent time of French history, which ultimately erupted in the French Revolution. By the middle of the 18th century,… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • Soufflot — noun French architect (1713 1780) • Syn: ↑Jacques Germain Soufflot • Instance Hypernyms: ↑architect, ↑designer * * * /sooh flaw /, n. Jacques Germain /zhahk zherdd maonn /, 1713 80, French architect …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soufflot, Jacques-Germain — ▪ French architect born July 22, 1713, Irancy, France died Aug. 29, 1780, Paris       French architect, a leader in the development of Neoclassical architecture and the designer of the Church of Sainte Geneviève (the Panthéon) in Paris.… …   Universalium


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