Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light. Corinne Belier, Marc Le Couer, Barry Bergdoll, Martin Bressani.
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

New York: Musuem of Modern Art, 2012. Hardcover. Brown cloth boards, color-photographic dust jacket with red and white lettering. 270 pp. Mainly color illustrations. Plans. New in shrinkwrap. Item #171592
ISBN: 9780870708398

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.

OCLC: 822894679

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