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All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives. Iqra Shaukat Thursday, March 28, struvture 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.

Labrouste also sought a redefinition of architecture by introducing new materials and new building technologies. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In hindsight the exhibition is perfect for students: Given its location in the 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.

Refuting earlier broughh, which proposed that the chronology of the three Doric 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. To cite this article: Please send comments about this review to editor. Focusing on the lived environment of the library interiors.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Instead, Labrouste formulated an alternative reading of the past in which vibrant ornament functioned to revive social bgought and historical consciousness. 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.

View of the reading room.

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But, finally, what seems to matter less of architectural form as a shaper of social behaviour, henir 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 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. This is a very nice review. More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library. 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. 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.

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Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Posted by John Hill at 6: 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 Pabrouste and the United States. Such scholarship will service his drawings echo theirs in scale, simplicity and geo- and expand the historiography of modern architec- metric rigour.

The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he built in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library ro a collective civic space. Structure Brought to Light. Featured image is reproduced from Henri Labrouste: His evolutionary model of modern archi- would be otherwise difficult to digest. The third section aside, the instead its social and historical contingency.

Below are some photos I took and some of my impressions on the show, though readers in need of a bit more depth on the struccture should read Kimmelman’s piece.

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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genri 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. Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies. This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, at