Académie royale d'architecture

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The Académie royale d'architecture or Royal Academy of Architecture was founded on December 30, 1671 by Louis XIV. In Paris ( France ) at the instigation of Minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert and repealed by the National Convention after the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1793 .

Its first director was the architect and theorist François Blondel (1618–1686), architect of the city of Paris.

The academy was the authoritative body in all questions of architecture and an important training center in the city. In addition, competitions were organized and architecture prizes were awarded, including a First Prize since 1720, which was usually followed by a royal Rome scholarship ( Prix ​​de Rome in the 19th century ).

In 1803 the Académie d'architecture was integrated into the newly founded Académie des beaux-arts , which, along with four other academies, belongs to the Institut de France .

See also
Académie Royale



  • Wolfgang Schöller: The Académie royale d´architecture, 1671–1793. Anatomy of an Institution , Cologne 1993. ISBN 3-412-00993-8 .

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