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Rageur. Style of French C19 architecture in which Classicism, Louis Quatorze, Italianate, Renaissance, and Gothic themes were promiscuously mixed. A rageur, in French, is a bad-tempered person, and there are aspects of the Rageur style that are certainly overstated, over-emphatic, and outlandishly proportioned: an example is Viollet-le-Duc's tomb for the Duc de Morny, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris (1865–6). See also Raguer.


W. Papworth (1887)