Lassurance, Pierre Cailleteau

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Lassurance, Pierre Cailleteau, known as (1650–1724). Assistant to J. Hardouin-Mansart, he worked at Versailles (1684–1700), where he seems to have been behind the effective disposition of mirrors as part of the interior decoration. In Paris he designed several hôtels, illustrated by Blondel, with many features that influenced Boffrand and de Cotte. Among his essays of the hôtel particulier type were the Hôtel des Marets, Rue de St-Marc (1704), Hôtel de Montbazon, Rue St-Honoré (1719), and Hôtel de Roquelaure, Rue St-Dominique (1722).


J- F. Blondel (1752–6);
Hautecœur (1950);
Kalnein (1995);
Kalman and Lampugnani (ed.) (1972);
Kimball (1980)

Perrault, Dominique

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Perrault, Dominique (1953– ). French architect. He entered many architectural competitions, including that for the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique, Marne-la-Vallée (won in 1984 and completed in 1987), and the Hôtel Industriel Berlier, Paris (won in 1986 and completed in 1989). In the latter year he crowned his success by winning the competition to design the huge Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, one of the Grands Projets of the late President François Mitterrand (1916–96), and consisting of four huge L-shaped towers linked by lower blocks (1989–96—the object of some controversy concerning its efficiency). More recently he designed the Town Hall, hotel, and shops, Innsbruck, Austria (1996–2003—a somewhat surprising addition to Innsbruck's historic centre, regarded by some as ‘creating an invigorating tension between the old and new’, and by others as an unwelcome intrusion).


Architectural Review, ccxvi/1280 (Oct. 2003), 56–60;
Kalman (1994);
Jodidio (1996a);
D. Perrault (1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)

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