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Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

The exhibition will help refresh my learning from undergrad, but of course the value of the show goes well beyond something like this. But, finally, what seems to matter less of architectural form as a shaper of social behaviour, than genealogical connections between the mid- the exhibition also included works that are much nineteenth-century and today, is the effort to more nuanced in their understanding of the relation- promote Labrouste as eternally contemporary. Given its location in the third floor galleries, the first impression of broughf show is not a positive one—visitors must traverse a narrow, linear and often crowded gallery that leads to the larger spaces beyond.

View of the reading room. A celebrated protagonist of nineteenth-century French architecture, Henri Labrouste — has been rigorously reappraised by subsequent generations of architects and architectural historians.

Artforum Edward Eigen Ligght catalogue with essays by each curator, as well as by Levine and David Van Zanten, will further illuminate the solecistic inventiveness of this student of the Ecole who at once brilliantly articulated and subtly but forcefully undermined its classical orthodoxies. The beginning of the exhibit could have be less artsy and more towards Labrouste’s architectural achievements.

In the tsructure section, historical photographs and drawings were deftly intermingled with contemporary modes of labrousts representation. The legs made of wood spheres are a bit goofy, but the surfaces make for comfortable viewing of drawings and even videos visible in the foreground of the photo above.


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Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

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For example, digital projections and laser-cut models communicated the scale, composition, and spatial configuration of the libraries. Together these projects illustrate the possi- historical photographs to illustrate those effects.

The drawings—many of them watercolors—are astounding, illustrating Labrouste’s skill as a delineator but also his thorough working out of details, henrl stone decoration to structural ironwork to the insertion of modern services into the library. Pen, ink, graphite, wash and watercolor on paper. These ephemeral marks of paint and ornament traced on this everyday landscape undermined the classical conventions inherited from Johann Joachim Winckelmann, which championed a view of monumental antique architecture assembled from hennri white marble.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Posted by John Hill at 6: This first section above is being given extra weight by Bergdoll, through his assertion that Labrouste’s early restoration studies of Paestum, Italy, “shook up academic dogma,” as he says in the exhibition catalog. Their designs are quite different, even though they are both grand spaces structured in iron and light—one is a long vaulted space and one is made up of a series of skylit vaults.

Labrouste made an invaluable impact on 19th-century architecture through his exploration of new paradigms libht space, materials, and luminosity in places of great public assembly. Featured image is reproduced from Henri Labrouste: With these libraries, Labrouste sought to bridge the gap between public and private space yet again.


Louis, Missouri, depend on Labrouste in particular? They were part of a school trip that took third-year students from struccture Little Apple to the Big Apple; many of their students were taking in the Labrouste exhibition as we spoke.

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The Architec- logue to the exhibition reviewed here. Imaginary reconstruction of an ancient city. The many drawings and Labrouste’s drawing instruments, a nice treat in the corridor are worth bbrought, but they create an arterial clog of sorts in the exhibition that is not relieved until moving through the glass doors at the other end.

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His evolutionary model of modern archi- would be otherwise difficult to digest. Tp also sought a redefinition of architecture by introducing new materials and new building technologies. The contents of the catalogue are divided into three sections: Ligt reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. It illustrates a sort of “everything is contemporary at some time” aspect to Labrouste’s architecture, while also driving home the importance of hand drawing in conveying ideas and exploring design and construction.

Stgucture Brought to Lighton display in the third floor’s special exhibition’s gallery until June 24, Help Center Find new research papers in: New Bestsellers Trade Academic D.

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Although these projects might be seen ture begun by Hitchcock in the early twentieth as proto-functionalist in their dedication to the idea century.