Fontaine, Pierre

Fontaine, Pierre

 

Born Sept. 20, 1762, in Pontoise, He de France; died Oct. 10, 1853, in Paris. French architect; a leading master of the Empire style.

From 1794 to 1814, Fontaine worked with C. Percier on the triumphal arch on the Place Carrousel in Paris, as well as on numerous designs for furniture, interiors, and decorative structures for festivals. Fontaine’s other works include the hospital in Pontoise (1823–27) and the reconstruction of the Orleans Gallery of the Palais Royal in Paris (1828–29). Employing cast iron in his structures, Fontaine was a pioneer in construction with metal.

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In the final section of the book Moriarty pursues this theme of self-deception in the works of La Fontaine, Pierre Charron, Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, Pierre Nicole, Francois Lamy, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Corneille, Moliere, Jean Racine, Madame de Lafayette, and La Rochefoucauld.
During a trialogue on 3 October in Strasbourg with the European Commission President, Romano Prodi, and the European Parliament President, Nicole Fontaine, Pierre Moscovici, the French Minister for European Affairs (speaking on behalf of the Council's Presidency), and then the High Representative for the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Javier Solana, (speaking on behalf of the Council's Secretariat General during the 5 October Conference of Presidents) confirmed the Council's eagerness to find an agreement with the European Parliament on access to classified documents.