noting or pertaining to a style of architecture, popularly associated with the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, that prevailed in France in the late 19th century and that was adopted in the U.S. and elsewhere c1900, characterized by the free and eclectic use and adaptation of French architectural features of the 16th through 18th centuries combined so as to give a massive, elaborate, and often ostentatious effect, and also by the use of symmetrical plans preferably allowing vast amounts of interior space.
resembling the architecture, architectural precepts, or teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris: often used in a pejorative sense to designate excessive formalism disregarding considerations of structural truth, advanced aesthetic theory, rational planning, or economy.
(lowercase) the fine arts, as painting or music.
Drawing had been his first devotion, but he shifts to photography when he enters the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
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No. 160 was the restaurant now razed where Thackeray, when a young student at the Beaux-Arts, took his meals.
Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
So are made the belles-lettres and the Beaux-Arts and their professors.
Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau
In his opinion, it would have been more suitable to exhibit such works in a bar-room than at the Beaux-Arts.
Grme Albert Keim
Until then the house had been temporarily under the direction of the Beaux-Arts.
My Recollections Jules Massenet
In 1833 he gained the prix de Rome at the cole des Beaux-Arts for designing a military school.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various
This is according to M. Rivet’s report on the Beaux-Arts in 1906.
Musicians of To-Day Romain Rolland
He took part in a competition for admission to the Beaux-Arts, and failed.
Paris and the Social Revolution Alvan Francis Sanborn
He escaped early from the cole des Beaux-Arts, and, of course, came under the influence of Courbet.
Since Czanne Clive Bell
His life so fitted for pleasure and the Beaux-Arts became a combat which never ceased.
Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 1 of 2 Elizabeth S. Kite
another word for fine art
(modifier) relating to the classical decorative style, esp that of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris: beaux-arts influences
plural of bel-esprit. a person of great wit or intellect. Historical Examples The fourth or Byzantine style of epigrammatic composition was cultivated by the beaux-esprits of the court of Justinian. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various Another source of torment to me not less considerable was that of the beaux-esprits of the […]
a person of great wit or intellect. Historical Examples He was a statesman, a bel-esprit, a virtuoso, and a connoisseur. The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3) Walter Thornbury And that father of hers, with his doubtful past and his cruelties, and the bel-esprit her mother, with her doubtful reputation. Resurrection Leo Tolstoy […]
- Beaux’ stratagem
a comedy (1707) by George Farquhar.
a light, stiff sheeting made of wood fiber and used in building, especially for partitions or temporary structures. Historical Examples I told Dinky-Dunk I wanted two new window-frames, beaverboard for inside lining, and two gallons of paint. The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer noun a stiff light board of compressed wood fibre, used esp to surface […]