Amazon cover image
Image from Amazon.com
Image from Google Jackets

Henri Labrouste : Structure brought to light

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: 2013 Museum of Modern Art, New York New YorkDescription: 270 p. illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 31 cmISBN:
  • 9780870708398
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 720.92 LAB
Contents:
Introduction / Corinne Bélier, Barry Bergdoll, and Marc Le Cœur Historiography / Barry Bergdoll Part 1: An architect of silence / Marc Le Cœur Labrouste and Italy / Barry Bergdoll The Paestum controversy / Martin Bressani Part 2: The Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève and 'healing" architecture / Martin Bressani and Marc Grignon From feather to stone: the Construction site journal and building the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève / Marie Hélène de La Mure The Bibliothèque Nationale between rationalism and illusionism / Marc Le Cœure The public library at the dawn of the new library science, Henri Labrouste's two major works and their typological underpinnings / Neil Levine Labrouste and iron / Bertrand Lemoine Part 3: Labrouste and his school / Marc Le Cœur Lessons in artistic freedom: Labrouste's Dutch pupils and his impact in the Netherlands / Sigrid de Jong Henri Labrouste and the American architectural imagination / David Van Zanten Corrinne Bélier Appendices : Labrouste's principal projects and constructions / Marc Le Cœur Selected bibliography / Marc Le Cœur Labrouste and his archives / Marc Le Cœur, Gérard Uniack, Marie Hélène de La Mure
Summary: 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. 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. 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. 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 225 works in all media, including drawings, watercolors, vintage and modern photographs, film stills and architectural models. Essays by a range of international architecture scholars explore Labrouste's work and legacy through a variety of approaches.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Star ratings
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-267).


Introduction / Corinne Bélier, Barry Bergdoll, and Marc Le Cœur
Historiography / Barry Bergdoll
Part 1: An architect of silence / Marc Le Cœur
Labrouste and Italy / Barry Bergdoll
The Paestum controversy / Martin Bressani
Part 2: The Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève and 'healing" architecture / Martin Bressani and Marc Grignon
From feather to stone: the Construction site journal and building the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève / Marie Hélène de La Mure
The Bibliothèque Nationale between rationalism and illusionism / Marc Le Cœure
The public library at the dawn of the new library science, Henri Labrouste's two major works and their typological underpinnings / Neil Levine
Labrouste and iron / Bertrand Lemoine
Part 3: Labrouste and his school / Marc Le Cœur
Lessons in artistic freedom: Labrouste's Dutch pupils and his impact in the Netherlands / Sigrid de Jong
Henri Labrouste and the American architectural imagination / David Van Zanten
Corrinne Bélier
Appendices : Labrouste's principal projects and constructions / Marc Le Cœur
Selected bibliography / Marc Le Cœur
Labrouste and his archives / Marc Le Cœur, Gérard Uniack, Marie Hélène de La Mure

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. 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. 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. 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 225 works in all media, including drawings, watercolors, vintage and modern photographs, film stills and architectural models. Essays by a range of international architecture scholars explore Labrouste's work and legacy through a variety of approaches.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.