Philip Johnson on Mies

... that Mies van der Rohe was chosen to direct this section; the best architects so seldom receive official recognition. In America, since the days of Sullivan at least, contempt for the great amounts almost to tradition. But Mies has a reputation as Director of Expositions that awakens the respect of ...

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

... only from the outside. At its centre was a tiered fountain, on top of which Guevrekian installed a revolving sculpture by the French glass artist Louis Barillet – ‘rather a nightclub trick than a serious attempt at garden decoration’, sniped the critic Fletcher Steele.[2] The space between the fountain and ...

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Sir William Chambers: Somerset House

... the challenge posed by the project. Unlike Paris, which boasted individual grand projets like Antoine’s La Monnaie (Paris Mint) and Gabriel’s Ecole Militaire and Place Louis XV, which Chambers had just visited, Somerset House was proposed as a single building housing all governmental offices. These included the Navy Office, alongside ...

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Elizabeth Hatz: Line, Light, Locus

... mastery. In the section all is revealed, and you can then locate the bold halo for ceiling lighting in the auditorium.Certain drawings are greatly enlarged. Louis-Hippolyte Lebas’s travel and study sketches from 1804 in a tiny notebook are blown up to poster scale. Yet nothing is lost: the moment of ...

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Aux Citoyens Membres de La Commune attachés à la commissions des services publics

... history. Designed by Pierre-Alexandre Vignon as the ‘Temple to the Glory of the Army’ under Napoleon in 1806, it was not until the reign of Louis XVIII that the Madeleine was determined to be a church. Originally proposed as a replacement for a smaller church, successive periods of political change ...

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Work on Paper, part II: Simplification

... in the cosmopolitan uniform of his modulor. Hermann Finsterlin (1887–1973), Study for a playhouse, c. 1913. Pencil and watercolour on paper, 470 × 320 mm. Louis Kahn (1901–1974), Sketch for a mural, 1951 – 1953. Ink on paper, 298 × 400 mm. What would have gone on in Herman Finsterlin’s ...

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Adolfo Natalini: On Drawing

... drawings of very good friends, people whom I like very much. And I’m very proud to have my drawings shown near to such examples from Louis Kahn, or Le Corbusier – as a young guy I met both of them and I’m still very proud of that, but I haven’t ...

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Gilles-Marie Oppenord

... until 1720; however, study in the Italian peninsula was considered a crucial stage of an aspiring architect’s education. Gilles-Marie Oppenord, son of a cabinet-maker to Louis XIV, travelled to Rome in 1692 under the patronage of Edouard Colbert, marquis de Villacerf, the king’s head of buildings works at the royal ...

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Reinventions

... paper, 280 × 400 mm. The Open Hand will affirm that the second era of the machine-civilization, the era of harmony, has started.– Le Corbusier Louis Kahn (1901–1974), Sketch for a mural, 1951 – 1953. Ink on paper, 298 × 400 mm. I gave myself an assignment: to draw a ...

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Auerbach: Stone Adversaries – Ruskin’s Rocks, Hejduk’s Diamonds

... from the nineteenth-century schoolbooks. See P. J. Booker, A History of Engineering Drawing, London, 1963 , 211–212. Mask of Medusa, 53. Mask of Medusa, 53. Louis Vauxcelles, Gil Blas, 25 March 1909. Amedée Ozenfant and Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, La Peinture Moderne, Paris: Crès, 1925, 11. The authors elaborate: 'Le cristal est, ...

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Zaha Hadid

... collector, curator and publisher’, ARQ 14, 2 (2010), pp. 164–174, and I. Marjanovic and J. Howard, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, St. Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2014. P. Cook, ibid, p. 80. P. Cook, ibid, p. ...

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Dessiner pour Bâtir

... DRAWINGS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterDRAWINGSLines of enquiryOn Loan Dessiner pour Bâtir Louis Le Vau (1612–1670), Château de Meudon, c. 1656–7. Pencil, pen, ink and wash on watermarked laid paper, 267 x 700 mm. Lemercier, Le Vau, ...

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Disappear Here: On Perspective and Other Kinds of Space

Disappear Here: On Perspective and Other Kinds of Space ← On Loan ← DRAWINGS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterDRAWINGSLines of enquiryOn Loan Disappear Here: On Perspective and Other Kinds of Space Jean-Charles Moreux (1889–1956), Immeuble Ateliers: design ...

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Gowan and Siza: Housing and the City

... and Cooperativa Florbela Espanca in Vila Viçosa.These projects were being developed just as an earlier model of housing – Minoru Yamasaki’s Pruitt-Igoe development in St Louis, Missouri – was being demonised and eventually demolished (a critique that continues in the current discussion on the fate of Alison and Peter Smithson’s ...

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Reinventions, 1953–1978

... of enquiry Reinventions, 1953–1978 Le Corbusier (1887–1965), Chapel de Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Ronchamp, model of south wall, 1950 – 1951. Plaster, 216 × 127 × 38 mm. Louis Kahn (1901–1974), Sketch for a mural, 1951 – 1953. Ink on paper, 298 × 400 mm. Paul Rudolph (1918–1997), Model Flap House for Grand ...

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Inclusions 2

... times and of different persuasions, which are as important as the dialogue between the drawings. Including sketches and drawings by Peter Märkli, Superstudio, Paul Robbrecht, Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier, the selection considers contemporary architectural production while also delving deep into the twentieth century and beyond. This small compilation both ...

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A Civic Utopia: Architecture and the City in France

... Baudez. The essay explores the Enlightenment themes: A New Rome, Porta, Ratio, Lex, Sanitas, Spectaculum, Lexicon and Exemplum. The case studies examine the work of Louis Combes, Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, André Sainte-Marie Châtillon, Paul Piot, François-Joseph Bélanger and Louis-Pierre Baltard. The book expands on a selection of architectural drawings from the ...

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Dessiner pour Bâtir

... Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterEVENTS Dessiner pour Bâtir13 December 2017 – 12 March 2018 Louis Le Vau (1612–1670), Château de Meudon, c. 1656–7. Pencil, pen, ink and wash on watermarked laid paper, 267 x 700 mm. 13 December 2017 ...

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A Civic Utopia: Architecture and the City in France, 1765–1837

... and ‘Case Studies’ by Basile Baudez. The essay explores the Enlightenment themes: A New Rome, Porta, Ratio, Lex, Sanitas, Spectaculum, Lexicon and Exemplum. The case studies examine the work of Louis Combes, Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, André Sainte-Marie Châtillon, Paul Piot, François-Joseph Bélanger, François-Joseph Bélanger and Louis-Pierre Baltard. Search website Search drawings

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Disappear Here

Disappear Here ← EVENTS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterEVENTS Disappear HereOn Perspective and Other Kinds of Space2 May – 7 October 2018 Raymond Loewy, Wardroom Concept: Space Station Habitability Study, 1969-75. Ink and felt pen on paper, ...

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