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List of Figures Acknowledgements 1. General Remarks 2. The Classical Tradition 3. The Impact of the Enlightenment on Architecture 4. 'Towards a Classical Architecture' Jacques-Francois Blondel and the 'Cours d'architecture' 5. The Engineers' 'System' 6. The Principles of Training and the Economy of Knowledge 7. Stability and Construction 8. Pierre Patte and the Concept of the Rational Town 9. A Productive Countryside 10. From the Revolutionary 'Genius' to Neo-Classicism Conclusion Appendix Biographical Notes.