My reading of Gauvin Alexander Bailey's hefty and beautifully illustrated tome on French colonial architecture was interrupted by my participation in a conference in one of France's former colonial capitals, Saint-Louis, Senegal. Given that the title of the conference was Colonial Cities in Global Perspective, I expected to see some synergy with Bailey's book, but I also assumed there would be little obvious overlap.1 Only a couple of the papers delivered at the conference touched on architecture, and none with the range or depth of Bailey's discussions of ideology, buildings, and labor. However, I was struck by the ways that the physical landscape of Saint-Louis evoked the...
Review: Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire: State, Church, and Society, 1604–1830, by Gauvin Alexander Bailey
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Lorelle Semley; Review: Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire: State, Church, and Society, 1604–1830, by Gauvin Alexander Bailey. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2019; 78 (3): 354–356. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2019.78.3.354
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