Lescot, Pierre

(ca. 1515-1578)
   French Renaissance architect, best known as the designer of the Cour Carrée / Square Court of the Louvre palace in Paris, begun in 1546 for King Francis I. This palace is the finest surviving example of the "classic" phase of French Renaissance architecture and represents a successful synthesis of Italian influences with the older French style of chateau. The building had sculptures by Jean Goujon, with whom Lescot collaborated closely. Other surviving works are the Fontaine des Innocents in Paris and the Hôtel de Ligneris (Musée Carnavalet).

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