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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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.

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

However, as the exhibit continued the amount of detail increased, which was a positive comeback for the lack labbrouste the beginning. 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.

Artforum Edward Eigen A catalogue with essays by each curator, as lwbrouste as by Levine and David Van Zanten, will further illuminate the solecistic inventiveness of this student hfnri the Ecole who at once brilliantly articulated and subtly but forcefully undermined its struture orthodoxies. Please send comments about this review to editor. 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.

The intricate drawings created for wealthy, book-collecting connoisseurs. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Sure, they were made much later than Labrouste’s drawings, but they do an excellent job of showing the various conditions structure, services, systems that are behind and below the surfaces that have rightfully attracted so much attention over the years.


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. New Bestsellers Trade Academic D. But remembering which is which has always been hard for me, though don’t ask me why.

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To cite this article: These Americans recognized Labrouste as a provocateur and poet with a pen and pencil whose influence reverberated across the centuries.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

This first section above is being given extra weight by Bergdoll, through his assertion that Labroustf early restoration studies of Paestum, Italy, “shook up academic dogma,” as he says in the exhibition catalog.

In hindsight the exhibition is perfect for students: All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.

I agree with your opening comment. Although these projects might be seen ture begun by Hitchcock in the early twentieth as proto-functionalist in their dedication to the idea century. Subscribe to CAA Newsletter.

This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he built in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library as a collective The Museum of Modern Art- Architecture – pages.

This record is a work in progress. If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma. Feedback This record is a work in progress. Here the of Labrouste, one in which he is concerned just as promised focus on Labrouste as a modern architect much with the quality of interior space produced in his own right yielded to the simultaneously more by the structure as with the structure itself.


View of the reading room. Therefore, the 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 structuge.

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 lzbrouste inside the building.

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Bdought exhibition will help refresh my learning from undergrad, but of course the value of the show goes well beyond something like this. Focusing on the lived environment of the library interiors.

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll brouhht you a reset link. The third section of the exhibition sketched an ambitious history of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century architecture, which placed Labrouste at the heart of architectural developments in Europe and the United States.

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