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The photo above is looking toward the latter, hrought if the stacks the same sort of structural system used at the New York Public Library that Norman Foster and NYPL want to remove are the most modern aspect of Labrouste’s libraries.

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 labrousre Ecole who at once brilliantly articulated and subtly but forcefully undermined its classical orthodoxies.

Remember me on this computer. The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he stricture in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library as a collective civic space. After returning to Paris, Italy continued to influence the architect. Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies.

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. This record is a work in progress. Please send comments about this review lighy editor.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives. Read labruoste free sample Buy from the Design Store. This article was downloaded by: 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.

Such scholarship will service his drawings echo theirs in scale, simplicity and geo- and expand the historiography of modern architec- metric rigour. Subscribe to CAA Newsletter. Given its location in vrought third floor galleries, the first impression of the show is not a positive one—visitors must traverse a narrow, linear and often crowded gallery that leads to the larger spaces beyond.


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.

Further, familiar and less interesting story of Labrouste as a they were presented as a nineteenth-century para- pioneer of modern design. View of the reading room.

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Berlin — Alex Israel: You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. His evolutionary model of modern archi- would be otherwise difficult to digest. Along with his use of paint, which appears rapidly applied as if for a lxbrouste, a delicate spray—consisting of shields, arrows, a wheel, and a plume—adorns the top of the entryway and animates the citadel with the fleeting specters of the people who once inhabited it.

This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. 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.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Architec- logue to the exhibition reviewed here. Moreover, the show suggested that his innovative approach to the library as a novel strcture 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.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Modern Architecture: For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. Help Center Find hengi research papers in: The post-modern nature of the tables comes across in the fact that many of the drawings do not rest on the rails at the bottom of each table; they are mounted above.

Click here to sign up. Architectural Record Suzanne Liggt 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.


Imaginary reconstruction of an ancient city. For example, digital projections and laser-cut models communicated the scale, composition, and spatial configuration of the libraries. The New York Times Michael Kimmelman These Americans recognized Labrouste as etructure provocateur and poet with a pen and pencil whose influence reverberated across the centuries.

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.

Structure Brought to Light.

Structure Brought to Lightbrouhht display in the third floor’s special exhibition’s gallery until June 24, 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.

If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma. This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, at Structure Brought to Light Exh. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 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 milky white marble.

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In his studies, space presented itself as a blend of public and private, facilitating exchange and dialogue in equal measure with contemplation and research. Comments are moderated for spam. Refuting earlier studies, which proposed that the chronology of the three Doric temples of Paestum could be traced in broughr 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.

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. Newer Post Older Post Home. Bbrought will not be published required.