Skip to content

Online ordering is currently undergoing maintenance. To place orders, please call our customer service team at +61 (03) 8671 1400. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Joseph Ramée

Joseph Ramée
International Architect in the Age of Revolution

  • Date Published: March 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521495523


Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • This is the first indepth study of an architect and landscape designer forgotten in scholarship as a result of the precarious historical circumstances in which he pursued his career. Forced to flee France during the Revolution, Ramée spent his life as a nomad, working in Belgium, Saxony, Hamburg, Denmark, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and the United States. Staying only briefly in most places, he was often forgotten, and his works subsequently attributed to other architects. In this reconstruction of his career, Paul Turner demonstrates how Ramée, in the process of his travels, transmitted innovations from country to country and created a unique synthesis of the design currents of the Neo-Classical Age. This study, the result of a decade of research, brings to light not only Ramée's lost works but also his relationships with diverse clients, including aristocrats, merchants, poets, educators, American land developers and others.

    • First book published about this architect
    • Brings together Ramée's lost works and his relationship with clients
    • Fascinating reconstruction of a career often overlooked as a result of the precarious circumstances in which it was pursued
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521495523
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 225 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.555kg
    • contains: 300 b/w illus. 19 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the architect without a country
    1. Origins in the Ardennes
    2. Training in Paris
    3. First works in France
    4. Emigration to Belgium
    5. Thuringia and the Saxon Principalities
    6. Hamburg and the Elbchaussee
    7. The firm of Masson et Ramée in Hamburg and Copenhagen
    8. Country houses in Denmark
    9. Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Napoleonic Paris
    10. The American North Country
    11. Union college
    12. Philadelphia and Baltimore
    13. Return to Europe
    14. Last works and publications
    Daniel Ramée and his father's legacy
    Appendix: Boulliot's article on Ramée, 1830.

  • Author

    Paul Venable Turner, Stanford University, California

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.