The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

a CAD model of the cité idéale of Richelieu

This model was constructed in Form-Z version 4.0.3 (rather out of date, but not completely legacy software - current version 7.0.1!) from the digital cadastral plan of the town, itself downloaded from the French governmental web site. It shows the extent of the original constructions at the death of the cardinal duc in 1642. Only the central strip of the town has been modelled.
Above the town floats the monogram of the good cleric - Armand Iacobus Cardinal Richelieu. This monogram AICR was a motif often used decoratively in the now-demolished château. It can be still be seen in the doors from that structure preserved at the Mairie.



Андраш said...

Blog in russian, including posts in town and chateau of Richelieu

Андраш said...

Blog in russian where are few posts about town and chateau of Richelieu

Abbé Henri Proust said...

Nice site Andrash, even if the texts are in cyrillic characters. Don't I recognise many of those fine photos!?
We all want to bring this little IDEAL TOWN more to public notice, whether in the anglo-saxon or cyrillic worlds,
so I don't mind at all a bit of visual plagiary.

Андраш said...

Of course its impossibel to escape borrowing, in regard with your grand work)
But for your notice - When you have started comparing Richelieu with New Edinburg, you have found similarity for both
I will give even more exmples
Look at this plan of old town Alexandrovsk, present day Zaporizhia, Ukraine

Isn't remind you something?))

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