Posted by: bluesyemre | April 10, 2013

How an Architect You’ve Probably Never Heard of Inspired the Modern Library

  • While the New York Public Library is reconsidering their architecture through a luminous, yet radical, Norman Foster proposal that would modernize the Schwarzman Building and reconfigure its stacks into reading areas, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is unearthing the architect who popularized those sun-dappled reading rooms in the first place. Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light at MoMA might sound like a rather dry design exhibition, but it’s really a quite compelling in-depth look at a 19th century architect whose own radical ideas have an influence too often forgotten.



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