Language variant : Versailles castle
Architect : Mansart, J. H. & Vau, Louis Le
Locality : Versailles
Country : France
Building style : Baroque
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"Louis XIV’s genius was to have created a work capable of being a continuous source of inspiration in all the artistic and technical fields during the whole eighteenth century in Europe. The incomparable strength of Versailles in comparison with other monuments of antiquity and the modern world comes from its capacity to change—it is a living universe. Logic and reason compel one to strive so that the Palace of Sun may never cease to dazzle mankind, despite the ravages of time. To desire the rediscovery of Versailles with the glory of its past is to be modern. For this past is one of the most glittering pages in the history of humanity."
Gerald Van Der Kemp, Versailles, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978, p. 241.
Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen