Philibert Delorme

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Delorme, Philibert


(also P. de I’Orme). Born circa 1510-15, in Lyon; died Jan. 8, 1570, in Paris. French Renaissance architect.

From 1533 to 1536, Delorme lived in Rome. His works include the château of Anet in the province of Orléanais (begun in 1547), the Tuileries palace in Paris (begun in 1564), and the tomb of Francis I in the church of St. Denis (begun in 1547). Classical and Gothic elements are combined simultaneously in his somewhat ponderous architecture. He introduced the “French column” with its decorated bands and the “Delorme arches,” wooden girders that cover large apertures.


Nouvelles Inventions pour bien bastir et à petits fraiz. Paris, 1561.
Le Premier tome de l’architecture de Philibert Delorme. Paris, 1567.


Brion-Guerry, L. Philibert de l’Orme. Milan, 1955.