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Gagnière, Sylvain

Overview
Works: 206 works in 363 publications in 5 languages and 901 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: DC801.A96, 944.92
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Most widely held works by Sylvain Gagnière
Le Palais des papes d'Avignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

52 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in 6 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to a particularly nasty series of factional struggles in Rome and continuous dissension with the French, Pope Benedict XI fled Rome and settled in Perugia (in central Italy). His successor, Clement V was enthroned at Lyon in 1305 and settled at Avignon, in southern France. Clement V and John XXII saw Avignon as a temporary residence only and thus, added minimally to the original episcopal palace he had taken residence in. However, this changed dramatically with the election of Benedict XII in 1334 who tore down the original palace and built the massive austere structure evoking Cistercian simplicity (very little external sculptural elements) called the 'Old Palace.' Succeeding popes continued their renovations and extensions and Clement VI's massive 'New Palace' was the last major stage of building beginning in 1344. Little major changes happened during the Western Schism (Pope in Rome, Pope in Avignon, and sometimes another running around various cities) since no longer was Avignon the single residence but suddenly a temporary one for each wanted to dethrone the other Pope. Sylvain Gangniere's wonderful little book gives a brief history of the Avignon papacy before and during the schism, the additions and building projects of each pope who resided there (Benedict XIII leaves in 1411 after two sieges), descriptions of major rooms, towers, major works of art, and buildings and artwork some of which sadly no longer exists. Most rooms have corresponding pictures (2/3 b/w, 1/3 color) and the Pope's Bedroom and monstrous Tower have detailed descriptions. The Pope's study was in the famous 'Chambre du Cerf' (Deer Room) which depicted scenes of falconry, hunting, fishing, shooting, and other non-religious activities that were the in vogue fresco decorations of the day. The author's descriptions also spans the Latrine Tower (at a distance from the Pope's bedroom) which housed two floors of latrines and the military commander's rooms, the Kitchen Tower with its huge pyramidal chimney, and Trouillas Tower (the highest point in the palace/fortress complex) which housed prisoners, sergeant at arms, and coal. Of course a book like this demands a plan of the palace and thankfully there are two wonderful plans. He also includes briefly the fate of the palace - occupied by the military in 1801 and ravished by various fires - restored in the early 20th century. This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in Papal building projects during the Avignon Papacy or anyone who is dieing to know what art the pope had in his bedroom! -- Provided by Amazon.com
Histoire d'Avignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avignon, de la préhistoire à la papauté by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les armes et les outils protohistoriques en bronze by France) Musée Calvet (Avignon( Book )

8 editions published in 1963 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images du passé vauclusien ... gravures anciennes by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images du vieil Avignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue de l'imagerie populaire religieuse avignonnaise by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné des stèles anthropomorphes chalcolithiques du Musée Calvet d'Avignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le palais des papes d' Avignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les lampes antiques du Musée Calvet d'Avignon by Pierre de Brun( Book )

5 editions published in 1937 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Préhistoire et protohistoire by J Sautel( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les armes et les outils protohistoriques en bronze du Musée Calvet dẢvignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Provence et le Comtat Venaissin : arts et traditions populaires by Fernand Benoît( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avignon au double visage by Fernand Benoît( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avignon et Villeneuve, villes chargées d'histoire Soeurs jumelles, tout les sépare et tout les unit. Sur les deux rives, l'atmosphère est dissemblable
Mistral by Mireille Bosqui( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventaire des collections archéologiques du Musée Calvet d'Avignon by Musée Calvet (Avignon)( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avignon : the Popes' palace : discovering the city and its history by J Granier( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une visite aux Eglises et Chapelles d'Avignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Abris sous roche de Saint-Mitre à Reillanne (Bassess-Alpes) by A Calvet( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les stèles anthropomorphes du Musée Calvet d'Avignon by Sylvain Gagnière( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gagnière, S.

Gagniere, Sylvain

Sylvain Gagnière Frans historicus (1905-)

Sylvain Gagnière French historian

Sylvain Gagnière historiador francés

Sylvain Gagnière historiador francés (1905–1997)

Sylvain Gagniere historian francez

Languages
French (99)

English (13)

German (10)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)