Louis Le Vau
Louis Le Vau (also Levau ; * 1612 in Paris ; † October 11, 1670 in Paris) was a French builder who lived in Paris and worked for King Louis XIV and his finance minister Nicolas Fouquet , among others . From 1653 to 1670 he was court architect with the title Premier architecte du Roi .
Inspired by forms of the Italian Baroque , he overcame the Renaissance style. He was one of the founders of the French Louis-quatorze , the representational style of Louis XIV. The Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle is considered his main work .
- Collège des Quatre Nations, today the seat of the Institut de France (1661–1670)
- Trianon de Porcelaine (1670–1672)
- Palais du Louvre (1661–1662)
- Pavilion de la Reine
- Pavilion du Roi
- Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle (1657–1658)
- Versailles Palace (1669–1670)
- Vincennes Castle
- Hotel Lambert (1642–1644)
- Hotel de Lauzun (1656-1657)
as well as numerous private houses
- Hilary Ballon: Louis Le Vau. Mazarin's Collège, Colbert's revenge. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ 1999, ISBN 0-691-00186-3 .
|SURNAME||Le Vau, Louis|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Levau, Louis|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French builder in Paris|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1612|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris , France|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 11, 1670|
|Place of death||Paris , France|