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Viollet-le-Duc exhibition, Paris, 1980

Viollet-le-Duc exhibition, Paris, 1980

AN ORIGINAL 1980 poster promoting an exhibition featuring work by and about French architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879), a controversial restorer of great mediaeval buildings.

60cm x 41cm

Pinholes at corners, otherwise very good. If you would like to know more please get in touch

Viollet-le-Duc worked most famously on restorations of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the city walls of Carcassonne. He has been criticised for altering, or as he saw it enhancing, his buildings. The poster is a drawing for works at the Conciergerie in central Paris. The Sainte Chapelle is visible behind. The poster was published by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, designed by Jean-Pierre Rocher and printed by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion of Paris. 

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