Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos

Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos

Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos (Doctor of Letters, Director of Research at CNRS, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on post-Renaissance architecture, notably Architecture à la française (1982), in which he proposes a revisionist interpretation of classical French architecture. He has worked in close collaboration with the eminent art historian André Chastel and served as director of the national inventory of French artistic treasures (L'Inventaire général des Monuments et Richesses Artistiques de la France), established by André Malraux in the mid-1960s. His work Vocabulaire de l'architecture has become a standard reference work on matters pertaining to the study and preservation of France's architectural treasures. He is currently professor at the cole du Louvre and at the Centre d'Etudes Supérieures d'Histoire et de Conservation des Monuments Historiques de Paris.