Architect: Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

In the Archive: Laugier, Eisen, Boulogne, Petitot, Percier, Dumont, Hadid

In the Archive: Laugier, Eisen, Boulogne, Petitot, Percier, Dumont, Hadid

Christiane Matt

Click on drawings to move and enlarge. On a crisp January morning I made my way to York railway station to visit the Drawing Matter collection. This research trip is more than a year overdue, delayed by the global Covid-19 pandemic, and I am now already in the third year… Read More

Inessential Colors: Architecture on Paper in Early Modern Europe (2021) – Review

Inessential Colors: Architecture on Paper in Early Modern Europe (2021) – Review

Anthony Vidler

From the frescoes of Pompeii to the Great Hall of Siedlecin, from the Book of Kells to the Book of Hours, architecture has been depicted in full colour. Where colour has been largely absent in the history of architectural representation, however, is in the more technical drawings of architects themselves.… Read More

The Beaux-Arts Tradition

The Beaux-Arts Tradition

Basile Baudez and Maureen Cassidy-Geiger

The following text has been excerpted from Living with Architecture as Art, the recently published catalogue of Peter May’s collection of drawings, models and architectural artefacts. The catalogue is edited by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger and published in two generously illustrated volumes. The first volume includes essays by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, Basile Baudez,… Read More

Trees Move In

Trees Move In

Sylvia Lavin

The following text is the second of a series of four essays on trees in architectural drawings by Sylvia Lavin. The essays were first published in Log 49 (Summer 2020). Drawing Matter would like to thank the author and the journal’s editors for allowing us to reproduce the essays on… Read More

Alternative Histories: Veldwerk Architecten on Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

Alternative Histories: Veldwerk Architecten on Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

Paper Mountain Like the models it displays, the paper mountain exhibition scenography finds its origins in a historic drawing from the Drawing Matter archive. Gabriel Dumont’s section of a theatre auditorium and balcony seating, drawn c.1770, proposes a structure that holds the audience as if they were godly statues of a stacked temple, suspended… Read More

Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

Editors

This large and exquisite drawing by Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont represents a garden design in the form of the plan of St Peter’s Basilica and Piazza by Bernini. Serried ranks of trees rather than stone walls and columns are used to marshal a vast landscape into a perfect emblem of… Read More