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Deux éléments nouveaux dans la biographie de François Cammas

Abstract : An accomplished theorist in the Toulousan artistic community, François Cammas left a unique record of his professional activity in A Course in Military and Civil Architecture, which tells us both of the progress of architectural theory in the eighteenth century and of the rebirth of the arts at the end of that century, by choosing Jacques François Blondel’s A Course of Architecture as a basis for his reflections. On the same note, he states that he was then sent to Holland, at the request of the Estates of Languedoc, to study hydraulic systems and more generally the conquest of the sea. These two unedited documents have thus allowed on the one hand to confirm the pedagogical fame of Professor Cammas, and on the other to show him as in the field, as an engineer, on top of his known skills as a painter, architect and draftsman.
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Marie-Luce Pujalte-Fraysse. Deux éléments nouveaux dans la biographie de François Cammas. Mémoires de la Société archéologique du Midi de la France, Société archéologique du Midi de la France, 2001, pp.195-206. ⟨halshs-03162541⟩

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