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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This article was downloaded by: The latter may be an increasingly archaic notion, but divorcing hand drawing from architecture doesn’t labruste right to me. Read a free sample Buy from the Design Store. Iqra Shaukat Thursday, March 28, This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

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. Louis, Missouri, depend on Labrouste in particular? Mail will not be published required. The accuracy of the Content should not be relied upon and should be independently verified with primary sources of information.

Moreover, the show suggested that his innovative approach to the library as a novel civic space in the nineteenth century, stimulated broufht 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 Museum of Modern Art- Architecture – pages. But remembering which is which has always t hard for me, though don’t ask me why. The Architec- logue to the exhibition reviewed here. This record is a work in progress. Focusing on the lived environment of the library interiors.

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.


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

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View of the reading room. The intricate drawings created for wealthy, book-collecting connoisseurs. Reviews and essays are licensed to the public under a under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4. Such scholarship will service his drawings echo theirs in scale, simplicity and geo- and expand the historiography of modern architec- metric rigour. Along with his use of paint, which appears rapidly applied as if for a celebration, 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.

And one of the show’s main statements is that Labrouste is an early Modern with a capital M architect, due to his use of modern materials iron, concrete and systems and the way in which his libraries defined the modern institution.

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

Drawings are displayed on retro, pseudo-drafting tables. All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.

Henri Labrouste: 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. Published to accompany the first exhibition devoted to Labrouste in the United States–and the first anywhere in the world in nearly 40 years–this publication presents nearly works in all media, including drawings, watercolors, vintage and modern photographs, film stills and architectural models.

Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. The Museum of Modern Art Amazon. These Americans recognized Labrouste as a provocateur and poet with a pen and pencil whose influence oight across the centuries. Skip to main content.

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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. After returning to Paris, Italy continued to influence the architect.


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This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, at This first section above is being given extra weight by Bergdoll, through his assertion that Labrouste’s early restoration studies of Lihgt, Italy, “shook up academic dogma,” as he says in the exhibition catalog. Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies. Account Options Sign in. The photo of the corridor, above, was taken on my way out, in a slow moment.

Plans and elevations from Classical Rome Pantheon, Coliseum are displayed alongside studies of Etruscan tombs, city gates Perugia, ; Volterra, ; Citadel of Alastri, and Pompeii. The third section aside, the instead its social and historical contingency. 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.

Feedback This record is a work in progress. Joanna Merwood-Salisbury Exhibition: His influence was both immediate and long-lasting, not only on the development of the modern library but also on the exploration of new paradigms of space, materials and luminosity in places of great public assembly.

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

His influence was both immediate and long-lasting, not only on the development of the modern library but also on the exploration of new paradigms of space, materials and luminosity in places of great public assembly. In hindsight the exhibition is perfect for students:

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