Central Block With Wings
Central Block With Wings, also known as Beaux Arts or Fine Arts, was an important style in France from the 17th until the 20th century. Famous examples in Paris are the Louvre (1667-70) and the Paris Opera (1861-74). Americans who studied in France brought the style back during the mid-19th century. The style copied Greek and Roman features and symmetry, which were especially well suited for colossal public buildings, such as the Eau Claire City Hall and the previous Carnegie-endowed Library. Indeed, the 1916 City Hall is a replica of the Petit Trianon in Versailles, France! Sedate forms of this style were used by the rich for town houses and villas in larger cities.
This style was widely used at the turn of the 19th century when Neoclassicism was popular. It was used most extensively for public and institutional buildings, such as courthouses and public libraries.
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Created by Jaime Blechschmidt 9 June 1997