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  1. Eu·gène Em·ma·nu·el [œ-zhen e-ma-ny-el] /œˈʒɛn ɛ ma nüˈɛl/, 1814–79, French architect and writer.
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Examples from the Web for viollet-le-duc

Historical Examples

  • As it stands to-day, the church has been completely restored by Viollet-le-Duc.

    A Little Tour in France

    Henry James

  • A skilful restoration of this is given by Viollet-le-Duc in his Entretiens.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • Viollet-le-Duc computes that in 1866 they could not have been put up for less than 20,000.

  • The methods employed in the middle ages are described by Burges and Viollet-le-Duc.


    W. R. Lethaby

  • According to Viollet-le-Duc, it is pre-eminently an ogival church.

British Dictionary definitions for viollet-le-duc


  1. Eugène Emmanuel (øʒɛn ɛmanɥɛl). 1814–79, French architect and leader of the Gothic Revival in France, noted for his dictionary of French architecture (1854–68) and for his restoration of medieval buildings
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