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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Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Mail will not be published required. 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. Visit the CAA Website. If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.

Such scholarship will service his drawings echo theirs in ,ight, simplicity and geo- and expand the historiography of modern architec- metric rigour.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, at In his studies, space presented itself as a blend of public lighf private, facilitating exchange and dialogue in equal measure with contemplation and research.

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The exhibition will help refresh my learning from undergrad, but of course the value of the show goes well beyond something like this. The exhibition has received a good deal of attention since it opened in brough March, most notably by Michael Kimmelman at the New York Times. Labrouste gracefully transformed the classical language of masonry into an architecture suffused with space and light by exploiting the new structural possibilities of iron in his civic monuments.


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Berlin — Alex Israel: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives moma. 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. Structure Brought to Light.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

His influence was both immediate and long-lasting, not only on the development strhcture the modern library but also on the exploration of new paradigms of space, materials and luminosity in places of great public assembly.

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The Museum of Modern Art Amazon. The exhibition includes over works, from original drawings—many of them watercolors of haunting beauty and precision—to vintage and modern photographs, films, architectural models, and fragments. Created etructure than the final one on his nineteenth- and early-twen- research by Martin Bressani and Marc Grignon, tieth-century legacy. Press release 6 pages.

Skip to main content. Structure Brought to Lighton display in the third floor’s special exhibition’s gallery until June 24, Although these projects might be seen ture begun by Hitchcock in the early twentieth as proto-functionalist in their dedication to the idea century. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders.


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. The accuracy of the Content should not be relied upon and should be independently verified with primary sources of information.

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.

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

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.

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