Found project: Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière


    Project : Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière

    Language variant : Basilica of Our Lady of Fourvière

    Architect : Bossan, Pierre

    Completion: 1876

    Locality : Lyon

    Country : France

    Building style : Gothic Revival

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    Description :

    "The somewhat disconcerting Basilica of Notre-Dame, begun in 1872 by the Lyonnais architect Pierre Bossan and largely completed by 1896, is a mixture of the Romanesque and Byzantine styles, and is profusely decorated with marble, mosaic, bronze and gold. Huysmans calls it “asiatic and barbaric” and gave it the nickname of 'toppled elephant'."

    France – A Phaidon Cultural Guide, Phaidon, 1985, p. 354.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen

    “The reaction to the communes of Paris and Lyon were triumphalist monuments, the Sacré-Coeur of Montmartre and the basilica of Fourvière, dominating both cities. These buildings were erected using private funds, as gigantic ex-votos, thanking God for the victory over the socialists and in expiation of the sins of modern France.” (Bertrand Taithe, Citizenship and Wars: France in Turmoil, 1870–1871, chapter “Religious Identities and Citizenship” 2001:100).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Notre-Dame_de_Fourvière (May 4, 2011).

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière
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    Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière
    Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski