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[vyaw-le-luh-dyk] /vyɔˈlɛ ləˈdük/
Eugène Emmanuel
[œ-zhen e-ma-ny-el] /œˈʒɛn ɛ ma nüˈɛl/ (Show IPA),
1814–79, French architect and writer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yet, in spite of garish paint, we can echo Viollet-le-Duc's sentiment, that it is worth while to be ill at Beaune.

  • Viollet-le-Duc computes that in 1866 they could not have been put up for less than 20,000.

  • Here Viollet-le-Duc established his bureau when engaged on the reconstruction of this great work.

  • It was cut like a Viollet-le-Duc tabard, and had not a trace of the fashion of the time.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • For a long time past he had wanted to form a more definite impression of Viollet-le-Duc's work as a restorer.

    Swann's Way Marcel Proust
  • Among the Mayas, says Viollet-le-Duc, painting went hand-in-hand with architecture, supplementing each other.

  • Viollet-le-Duc says that the “Saracinois” was a term applied to the makers of velvety carpets (tapis veloutés).

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • The 13th century clerestory gallery, which surrounds the upper portion of the apsidal chapels, was restored by Viollet-le-Duc.

  • The methods employed in the middle ages are described by Burges and Viollet-le-Duc.

    Leadwork W. R. Lethaby
  • The two porches placed outside the transept doors are the subject of a panegyric from the pen of Viollet-le-Duc.

    Cathedral Cities of France Herbert Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for Viollet-le-Duc


/French vjɔlɛlədyk/
Eugène Emmanuel (øʒɛn ɛmanɥɛl). 1814–79, French architect and leader of the Gothic Revival in France, noted for his dictionary of French architecture (1854–68) and for his restoration of medieval buildings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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