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Chalgrin Explained

Chalgrin at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

French architect. He was trained by E.-L. Boullé e and won the Academy of Architecture's Grand Prix de Rome at 19. His Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Paris (1764), was influential in reviving the basilica plan as a standard for European churches; it is characterized by a simplicity of design in stark contrast to the complex interiors of existing Gothic and Renaissance churches of the time. Chalgrin died before finishing his masterpiece, the Arc de Triomphe.