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Henri Labrouste is one of the few nineteenth-century architects consistently lionized as a precursor of modern architecture throughout the twentieth century and into our own time. For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. Revisiting Labrouste in the Digital Age. Artforum Edward Eigen A 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 vast, arched reading rooms were architecturally novel in their use of structural cast iron in the stacks and trusses, but they also place unprecedented emphasis on the library, not only as a home for books, but also for the learning and engagement they offer the reader, as well as the value offered to the reader in an enlightened society.

Together these projects illustrate the possi- historical photographs to illustrate those effects. Labrouste also sought a redefinition of architecture by introducing new materials and new building technologies.

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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.

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A Daily Dose of Architecture: Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

And one of the show’s main statements is that Labrouste is an early Modern with a capital M architect, due to his use of modern materials iron, concrete and systems and the way in which his libraries defined the modern institution. Louis, Missouri, depend on Labrouste in particular? 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.


They were part of a school trip that took third-year students from the Little Apple to the Big Apple; many of their students were taking in the Labrouste exhibition as we spoke. Tuesday, March 26, Henri Labrouste: Below are some photos I took and some of my impressions on the show, though readers in need of a bit more depth on the exhibition should read Kimmelman’s piece. With these libraries, Labrouste sought to bridge the gap between public and private space yet again.

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For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. View of the reading room. Global contemporary art events and news observed from Labruste York City. Selected pages Title Page. A 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.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Here the of Labrouste, one in which he is concerned just as promised focus on Labrouste as a modern architect much with the larbouste of interior space produced srtucture his own right yielded to the simultaneously more by the structure as with the structure itself.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. Plans and elevations from Classical Rome Pantheon, Coliseum are displayed alongside studies of Etruscan tombs, city gates Perugia, ; Volterra, ; Citadel sstructure Alastri, and Pompeii. Imaginary reconstruction of an ancient city.

Some more historical allusions come in the portal at the beginning of the exhibition and another in a wall separating two of the larger galleries; one side shows his libraries and the other side displays projects of successors influenced by Labrouste.

The many drawings and Labrouste’s drawing instruments, a nice treat in the corridor are worth beholding, 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.


Iqra Shaukat Thursday, March 28, Created using than the final one on his nineteenth- and early-twen- research by Martin Bressani and Marc Grignon, tieth-century legacy.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Architectural Record Suzanne Stephens Labrouste gracefully transformed the classical language of henrii into an architecture suffused with space and light by exploiting the new structural possibilities of iron in his civic monuments.

The drawings—many of them watercolors—are astounding, illustrating Labrouste’s skill as a delineator but also his thorough working out of details, from stone decoration to structural ironwork to the insertion of modern services into the library.

Moreover, the show suggested that his innovative approach to the library as a novel civic space in the nineteenth century, stimulated by emerging modes of mechanical reproduction and a growing reading public, holds lessons for today as new information technologies are again changing the figuration of this building type. Log Pabrouste Sign Up. The framing of Labrouste as an early modern architect doesn’t necessarily come to the fore in the first of the larger exhibition spaces, pictured ligut.

A revised version of Modern Art,p. Click here to sign up. Published to accompany the first exhibition devoted to Labrouste in the United States–and the first anywhere in the world in nearly 40 years–this publication presents nearly works in all media, including drawings, watercolors, vintage and modern photographs, film stills and architectural models.

Refuting earlier studies, which proposed that the chronology of the three Doric temples of Paestum could be traced in the gradual refinement of their volumes, Labrouste instead posited that the fabric of the buildings evidenced the social evolution of the Greek colony that settled on the island. The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he built in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library as a collective civic space.

Trading between architectural history, information theory and the shifting conceptions of public knowledge, the Labrouste retrospective welcomes a challenging and diversified look into the early modernist viewpoints of a rapidly industrializing society.