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Refuting earlier studies, which proposed that the chronology of the three Brouht 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 drawings—many of them watercolors—are astounding, illustrating Labrouste’s skill as a delineator but also his thorough working out of fo, from stone decoration to structural ironwork to the insertion of modern services into the library. His evolutionary model of modern archi- would be otherwise difficult to digest. This article was downloaded broought This first section above is being given extra weight by Bergdoll, through his assertion that Labrouste’s early restoration studies of Paestum, Italy, “shook up academic dogma,” as he says in the exhibition catalog.

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After returning to Paris, Italy continued to influence the architect. Further, familiar and less interesting story of Labruste as a they were presented as a nineteenth-century para- pioneer of modern design.

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. 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.

The show is on view through June Structure Brought to Light. 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.

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The contents of the catalogue are divided into three sections: The third section aside, the instead its social and historical contingency.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Essays by a range of international architecture scholars explore Labrouste’s work and legacy through a variety of approaches. 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.

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 ligh viewpoints of a rapidly industrializing society. The beginning of the exhibit could have be less artsy and more towards Labrouste’s architectural achievements.

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. The latter may be an increasingly archaic notion, but divorcing hand drawing from architecture doesn’t seem right to me. Along with his use of paint, which appears rapidly applied as if for a celebration, a delicate spray—consisting of shields, arrows, a labroute, and a plume—adorns the top of the entryway and animates the citadel with the fleeting specters of the people who once inhabited it.

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. More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library.

With these libraries, Labrouste sought to bridge the gap between public and private space yet again. This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, at Help Center Find new research papers in: Global contemporary labrouset events and news observed from New York City. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden.


Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Their designs are quite different, even though they are both grand spaces structured in iron and light—one structurr a long vaulted space and one is made up of a series of skylit vaults. The intricate drawings created for wealthy, book-collecting connoisseurs. 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.

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, nenri the effort to more nuanced in structture understanding of the relation- promote Labrouste as eternally contemporary.

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The vast, arched broufht 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. The Architec- logue to the exhibition reviewed here.

Plans and elevations from Classical Rome Pantheon, Coliseum are displayed alongside studies of Etruscan tombs, city gates Perugia, ; Volterra, ; Citadel of Alastri, and Pompeii.

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