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Jean-Baptiste André Godin

Esquéhéries 1817 - Guise 1888
French industrialist, writer and political theorist, and social innovator. A manufacturer of cast-iron stoves and influenced by Charles Fourier, he developed and built an industrial and residential community called the Familistère (Social Palace).
(Wikipedia)
Various sculptors
1889/1922

Guise /  Jean-Baptiste André Godin   Guise /  Jean-Baptiste André Godin

Description

Bronze statue by Noél, on a pedestal with reliefs by Amédée Doublemard on two sides,

Guise - Jean-Baptiste André Godin

J.-B.A. GODIN
expose a son personnel
les plans concernant la fondation
du familistere 1852

Guise - Jean-Baptiste André Godin

J.-B.A. GODIN est nomme
chevalier de la légion d'honneur
et officier d'academie _1882

and on the back a plan of the Cité Familistère.

Guise - Jean-Baptiste André Godin

The statue was debunked by the German Army during the First World War to be melted, then reconstituted by Félix Charpentier, a student of Doublemard. The monument was inaugurated again on 17 September 17 at the same time as the War Memorial of the Familistère. It was acquired by the city of Guise at the same time as the central place of the Familistè're in 1981.

Inscription(s)

a
jean baptiste andre
GODIN
fondateur du familistère
l'association reconnaissante
1888

Signature

Doublemart et Tony Noël
Reconstitution par F. Charpentier

Guise - Jean-Baptiste André Godin

Sculptors

Sources & Information

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Locatie (N 49°54'15" - E 3°37'31")

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