Essential Architecture-  Paris

Hotel Guimard House for Marie-Madeleine Guimard, Paris, 1773-6

architect

Claude Nicolas Ledoux

location

Paris, France

date

1770, now demolished

style

NeoClassical

construction

cut stone

type

Town House (hôtel)
 
  Elevation, composed of a double height coffered niche screened by four Ionic columns. The figure sculpture resting on the entablature of the portico represents Terpsichore, the muse of dancing, an appropriate choice as Guimard was a dancer at the Paris Opera
 
  Plan, showing the small private theater on the second floor of the gate house
 

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