Lyon Presqu'Ile, Immeuble Desjardins


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For this residential building, leased by AD Blanchon and built in 1850, the architect Tony Desjardins chose to apply the neo-Gothic style. The Gothic Revival (1830-1880) was denoted for its taste for medieval and romantic style. At the time there was a glorification of the Middle-Ages and Gothic architecture. Contrary to neoclassicism, neo-Gothic was the expression of feelings. Artists sought to revive medieval forms to compete with the dominant classical styles of the time. Here, you will find this style in the sculpture, the moldings and the ornamentation including flamboyant ogives, but there are also some classic mouldings such as rosettes.


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