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In addition to a variety of drawings such as panoramic views, designs, front- and side elevations, and vertical sections and cross-sections, this work is accompanied by illustrations of pillar reliefs and inscriptions by representative sculptors of the period like Francois Rude (1784-1855), Jean-Pierre Cortot (1787-1843) and Antoine Etex (1808-1888) and a commentary upon all aspects of the construction of the Arc de Triomphe, and was compiled by architect and Chief Inspector of Monuments J.D. Thierry. It constitutes a gathering of the largest illustrations in this entire collection of French architectural materials.
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