Hittorff, Jakob Ignaz
A renewal of interest in polychromy in the 1850s encouraged Hittorff to bring out his Architecture polychrome chez les Grecs (1851), which was successful, and silenced his enemies. He enjoyed favour under the new regime of Napoleon III (1852–70), designing a series of handsome houses in Paris in the vicinity of the Place de l'Étoile (1852–5), the Mairie of the First Arondissement (1855–61), the Grand Hôtel du Louvre, Place du Théâtre Français (1856–9—with Alfred Armand (1805–88), J. -A. -F. -A. Pellechet (1829–1903), and C. Rohault de Fleury), and, finally, his best-known building, the Gare du Nord (1859–66), where his main contribution appears to have been a ‘tidyingup’ of what was essentially a design by the Railway Company's engineers. Nevertheless, it is an excellent example of how the new Beaux-Arts Classicism could be used in conjunction with iron-and-glass structures: some of the trusses were designed by Antoine-Rémi Polonceau (1778–1847), and all the castings done in Glasgow.
Hittorff (1851, 1987);
Hittorff & and Lecointe (1827);
Hittorff & and Zanth (1827, 1835);
Placzek (ed.) (1982);
D. Schneider (1977)
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Hittorff, Jacques Ignace
Jacques Ignace Hittorff (zhäk ēnyäs´ ētôrf´), 1792–1867, French architect. He became a leading exponent of the classical revival in France, and his chief work is the Neo-Greek Church of St. Vincent de Paul, in Paris, which he built (1824–44) with his father-in-law, J. B. Lepère. Hittorff was appointed (1833) architect for the embellishments of the Place de l'Étoile, the Champs Élysées, and the Place de la Concorde. He designed the column in the Place Vendôme and other civic adornments. He also built (1861–63) the Gare du Nord.
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