This thinner trophy panel was designed on a quay front (dock) in Missileries, Paris, France.

Thinner Trophy Panel

This thinner trophy panel was designed on a quay front (dock) in Missileries, Paris, France.

The Panthéon (Latin Pantheon, from Greek Pantheon, meaning "Every god") is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but after many changes now combines liturgical functions with its role as a famous burial place. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a small dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's "Tempietto". Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. Its architect, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, had the intention of combining the lightness and brightness of the gothic cathedral with classical principles. Soufflot died before his work was achieved, and his plans were not entirely followed. The transparency he had planned for his masterpiece was not attained. Nevertheless, it is one of the most important architectural achievements of its time and the first great neoclassical monument."Toward the end of the reign of Louis XV. a reaction set in, which was caused partly by the excess and caprice displayed in the application of this style, and partly by the tide again setting in the direction of the antique. This evidence by the Colonnades de la Place de Concorde, and by the Church of Ste. Geneviève, which was begun by Soufflot in the year 1755, and subsequently received the name of Pantheon [shown here]. From thenceforth imitations of ancient buildings came into vogue, as they also did in other countries."

West Front of the Pantheon at Paris

The Panthéon (Latin Pantheon, from Greek Pantheon, meaning "Every god") is a building in the Latin…

The modern French parapet is a design found on the Hotel Mirabeau in Paris, France.

Modern French Parapet

The modern French parapet is a design found on the Hotel Mirabeau in Paris, France.

"Paris, capital of Bourbon County, situated on Stoner Creek, Ky., occupied by Morgan's Guerrillas in 1862."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Paris

"Paris, capital of Bourbon County, situated on Stoner Creek, Ky., occupied by Morgan's Guerrillas in…

"Oenone warning Paris" — Gayley, 1893

Paris

"Oenone warning Paris" — Gayley, 1893

The Musée du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great Louvre, or simply the Louvre — is the national museum of France, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (neighborhood). Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th century BC to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters (652,300 square feet)."Du Cerceau, who flourished during the reign of Henry IV., connected the block of buildings which belong to the Louvre, and had been constructed under Catherine dei Medici, by a gallery with the Tuileries. This architect abandoned the characteristic feature of the French Renaissance, which had prevailed hitherto, namely, of giving its peculiar columnar order to each storey, and assimilated his designs to those of the late Roman Renaissance, in which a striking effect was produced at the expense of truth by continuous columns and pilasters extending over several storeys and rows of windows.Although Du Cerceau was obligated to leave France in the year 1604, the impulse which he had given in the direction of the above-mentioned manner led to its being generally adopted. The new buildings were more correct, but less picturesque than those built during the earlier period of the French Renaissance, and a certain insipidity seems to characterize the various structures erected during the reigns of Henry IV., and especially Louis XIII. As is shown [here], a combination of free-stone and brick was restored to in such a way that the former was employed for the mouldings, and for the quoins and dressings of the doors and windows, whilst brick was used for the spaces between. In the case of the windows the free-stone introduced assumed the forms of quoins. If ornamentation had been previously excessive, it now retired into the background, and was only employed in moderation; and the method of its treatment began to be distinguished from that of the former period. The forms of the details above all began to lose in purity: rustications were inappropriately introduced in the walls and columns, and the roofs were made high and steep, which gave the rest of the building a heavy and squat appearance, whilst the numerous turret-shaped chimneys, which were necessitated by these high roofs, formed a peculiar feature in the construction."

Paris, Royal Palace Façade

The Musée du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great…

"Erected 1861-1875. Covers nearly three acres and cost $7,000,000. A huge dome extends over the auditorium. The interior is magnificently decorated."—Webster, 1920

The Opera, Paris

"Erected 1861-1875. Covers nearly three acres and cost $7,000,000. A huge dome extends over the auditorium.…

Eiffel Tower in Paris, 1901

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower in Paris, 1901

The Turgot Pavilion is part of the Louvre Palace which is located along the Seine river in Paris, France. The Turgot pavilion was built in the New Louvre section, the northern limb of the palace.

The Turgot Pavilion

The Turgot Pavilion is part of the Louvre Palace which is located along the Seine river in Paris, France.…

This modern Doric pilaster capital is found in the new Opera House in Paris, France. It has an egg-and-dart design on the top with a harp in the center.

Modern Doric Pilaster Capital

This modern Doric pilaster capital is found in the new Opera House in Paris, France. It has an egg-and-dart…

This wrought-iron pilaster capital is a 17th century design found in the castle of Athis-Mons, Paris, France.

Wrought-Iron Pilaster Capital

This wrought-iron pilaster capital is a 17th century design found in the castle of Athis-Mons, Paris,…

An illustration of the Place de la Bastille which is a square in Paris where the Bastille Prison once stood. It was built between 1370 and 1383.

Place de la Bastille

An illustration of the Place de la Bastille which is a square in Paris where the Bastille Prison once…

An illustration of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. It is the largest square in the French capital. It was named Place Louis XV after the king of the time.

Place de la Concorde

An illustration of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. It is the largest square in the French…

An illustration of the Pont des Arts and the Louvre in Paris, France. The Pont des Arts is a bridge in Paris which stretches over the Seine River. The bridge goes between the Institute de France and the Louvre. The Louvre is one of the world's largest museums and is the most visited museum of the world.

Pont des Arts and the Louvre

An illustration of the Pont des Arts and the Louvre in Paris, France. The Pont des Arts is a bridge…

An illustration of the Porte Saint-Denis which is a Parisian monument located at one of the gates of the Wall of Charles V.

Porte St. Denis

An illustration of the Porte Saint-Denis which is a Parisian monument located at one of the gates of…

This coffee pot was made in Paris, France. It has a geometric like engraving of leaves and scrolls.

Coffee Pot

This coffee pot was made in Paris, France. It has a geometric like engraving of leaves and scrolls.

"Regency Style; motive from Hotel Soubise, Paris ... in the history of the fine arts in France, a name given to work which corresponds to the Regency (1715-23) of Philip of Orleans during the minority of Louis XV." -Whitney, 1911

Regency Style

"Regency Style; motive from Hotel Soubise, Paris ... in the history of the fine arts in France,…

The early gothic boss rossette is made of three divisions. Designed in 1240, it is found in the royal palace of St. Chapelle Paris, France.

Early Gothic Boss Rosette

The early gothic boss rossette is made of three divisions. Designed in 1240, it is found in the royal…

"Shell-work, Hôtel Cluny, Paris. In decorative design, especially carved or modeled, a motive which imitates or is suggested by the forms of shells." -Whitney, 1911

Shell Work

"Shell-work, Hôtel Cluny, Paris. In decorative design, especially carved or modeled, a motive…

The modern spanrail panel is a found in the Vaudeville theater in Paris, France.

Modern Spanrail Panel

The modern spanrail panel is a found in the Vaudeville theater in Paris, France.

This Lion statue is found in front of the Louvre, Paris, sculpted by Barye.

Lion Statue

This Lion statue is found in front of the Louvre, Paris, sculpted by Barye.

The agriculture symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

Agriculture Symbol

The agriculture symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

The navigation symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

Navigation Symbol

The navigation symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

The music symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

Music Symbol

The music symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

The farming symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

Farming Symbol

The farming symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

This console table is was made in Paris, France in a Louis Quatorze style (Louis 14th style). The frame is designed in grape vines and scrolls with two doves in the top center.

Console Table

This console table is was made in Paris, France in a Louis Quatorze style (Louis 14th style). The frame…

"Resembles the common toad of Europe in appearance: there are also other foreign species, among which is the accoucheur toad, which not only assists the female in excluding her eggs, but attaches them afterwards to his own hind-legs, where the young are developed until they arrive at the tadpole state, when he visists the water and the escape. This species is common in the vicinity of Paris." — Goodrich, 1859

Natter-jack toad

"Resembles the common toad of Europe in appearance: there are also other foreign species, among which…

This toilet-glass was designed in Paris, France. It is a mirror that is designed with gems, engraved in pure gold and silver ornaments.

Toilet-Glass

This toilet-glass was designed in Paris, France. It is a mirror that is designed with gems, engraved…

The Louvre Torus Moulding is a French Renaissance design of foliage. It is found in the Louvre museum in Paris, France.

Louvre Torus Moulding

The Louvre Torus Moulding is a French Renaissance design of foliage. It is found in the Louvre museum…

The Louvre Torus Moulding is a French Renaissance design of foliage. It is found in the Louvre museum in Paris, France.

Louvre Torus Moulding

The Louvre Torus Moulding is a French Renaissance design of foliage. It is found in the Louvre museum…

The Louvre Torus Moulding is a French Renaissance design of foliage. It is found in the Louvre museum in Paris, France.

Louvre Torus Moulding

The Louvre Torus Moulding is a French Renaissance design of foliage. It is found in the Louvre museum…

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern common in Gothic architecture. "Foliations in Tracery. Sainte Chapelle, Paris, A. D. 1240." -Whitney, 1911

Tracery Foliations

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern…

The Musée du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great Louvre, or simply the Louvre — is the national museum of France, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (neighborhood). Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th century BC to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters (652,300 square feet).The three prominent architects, Pierre Lescot (1510-1578), who desiged the celebrated Western Façade of the Louvre, Philibert Delorme and Jean Buillant, who was the architect of the earlier portions of the Tuileries [shown here], and of the Château d'Ecouen, exerted such an influence over the architecture of their native country that the Italian Renaissance Style became thenceforward the predominant one in France."

Façade of the Tuileries

The Musée du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great…

This Lion Tuileries is a statue of a lion found in a palace in Paris, France.

Lion Tuileries

This Lion Tuileries is a statue of a lion found in a palace in Paris, France.

This antique vase is made out of bronze. It was designed in Paris, France.

Antique Vase

This antique vase is made out of bronze. It was designed in Paris, France.

This antique vase includes a dish and is made out of bronze. It was designed in Paris, France.

Antique Vase

This antique vase includes a dish and is made out of bronze. It was designed in Paris, France.

This antique vase is made out of bronze. It was designed in Paris, France.

Antique Vase

This antique vase is made out of bronze. It was designed in Paris, France.

A public square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the starting point of the Rue de la Paix.

Colonne Vendôme

A public square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the starting point of the Rue de la…

A palace in Paris, France.

View of Versailles

A palace in Paris, France.

The Early Gothic Ornament vine was a design found in Notre Dame, Paris.

Early Gothic Ornament Vine

The Early Gothic Ornament vine was a design found in Notre Dame, Paris.