.
Bérangère LOMONT, photographer

home

news

exhibitions

archives

portfolio

curriculum vitæ

contact berangere lomont

links

RSS Feed

legal notice and credits

clic
©TRADUIRE EN   flag EN

Valid HTML 4.01

Valid CSS 2.1

Valid LINKS 4.81

Valid RSS 2.0

WEBMASTER :
 Philippe Balança 

administration

# 20160320094333

Labrouste
 
The structure highlighted
 
Labrouste  
 
 
 
 
 
Cover photo of the Catalogue of the Exhibition "Labrouste (1801-1875), Architecte, la structure mise en lumière" at the Cité d'Architecture et du Patrimoine.
 
 
Exhibitions at the Cité d'Architecture et du Patrimoine from October 11, 2012 to January 7, 2013,
and at the MOMA from March 5 to June 24, 2013.
 
 
Henri Labrouste (1801-1875) is one of the few architects of the XIXth century whose work has never ceased to be a reference, both in France and abroad. The rationality of the solutions he devised to meet the complex programs that were entrusted to him, the power of his achievements, the strange peculiarity of their ornaments and especially the emphasis on new materials (particularly iron and cast iron) make his work an important milestone in the history of architecture.
His inspiration is rooted in the ancient monuments of Italy, he explores with ardor, for five years after winning the first Grand Prix de Rome in 1824. His career was then dominated by the construction of two masterpieces in Paris: Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve and new buildings of the National Library, whose the respective reading rooms are among the most dazzling European architecture. His influence, backed by his many students, extends in many countries and finally to the United States.
This book is the first to be dedicated to him in France since 1977.
 
 
 
Copyright © Bérangère Lomont 2005-2017