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Robert Morris's FollyThe Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder$
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Ryan K. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196047

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196047.001.0001

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His Architect

His Architect

(p.84) 5. His Architect
Robert Morris's Folly

Ryan K. Smith

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on Morris's architect, French-born engineer Peter (Pierre) Charles L'Enfant. It describes his architectural commissions, complaints about the quality of his work, and his relationship with Morris. In designing Morris's house on Chestnut Street, L'Enfant turned explicitly to a Parisian theme, creating the most direct example of French art in his career.

Keywords:   Robert Morris, Charles L'Enfant, engineer, French art, house, architecture

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