PDF | Review of Museum of Modern Art Exhibtion, Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light. Featured image is reproduced from Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light< Henri Labrouste is one of the few nineteenth-century architects consistently. To cite this article: Joanna Merwood-Salisbury () Exhibition: 'Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light', The Journal of Architecture, , , DOI.

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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. For example, digital projections and laser-cut models communicated the scale, composition, and spatial configuration of the libraries.

Therefore, hrought exhibition also sought to make sense of Labrouste for the present by proposing that his formal experiments with the industrial material of iron resonate in the radical transformations in contemporary architectural design and fabrication provoked by digital technologies. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Structure Brought to Light.

His spaces are at once overwhelming in the daring modernity of their exposed metal frameworks, lightweight walls, and brightness, and immersive in their timelessness. Log In Sign Up. In hindsight the exhibition is perfect for students: For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. The photo of the corridor, above, was taken on my way out, in a slow moment. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma.

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After returning to Paris, Italy continued to influence the architect. 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. Taylor and Francis shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to or arising out of the use of the Content.

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. If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma.

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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. This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, at High Quality Wholesale Art Online.

Although these projects might be seen ture begun by Hitchcock in the early twentieth as proto-functionalist in their dedication to the idea century. But remembering which is which has always been hard for me, though don’t ask me why.

While the beautiful photos of the two libraries on top of this post and below my exhibition photos are the primary means by which the exhibition is broubht shared in the media, the show is predominantly drawings and a few models. In the second section, historical photographs and drawings were deftly intermingled with contemporary modes of architectural representation.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

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. Labrouste made an invaluable impact on 19th-century architecture through his exploration of new paradigms of space, materials, and luminosity in places of great public assembly.


New Bestsellers Trade Academic D. In his brilliant longitudinal cross-section of the reconstructed basilica of on view in the MoMA gallery, Labrouste employed ephemeral decorations, including graffiti on its walls and a string of shields running along the length of its interior cornice to propose that secular rituals had taken place inside the building.

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.

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

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Focusing on the lived environment of the library interiors. On the neutral beige ground of the city and its surrounding stone landscape, Labrouste applied touches of ocher on the crenellations above the arched entryway as labrojste as on the pilasters and entablatures of the buildings that meld into the sloping hillside, and he traced the outlines of cornices and a pediment with dabs of pale blue according with the color of the sky.

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