Divided into three sections: The Romantic Imagination, Spaces of Knowledge and Prosperity and Affinities, the core of the exhibition consists of more than 200 works: original drawings, watercolours, vintage and modern photographs and models. The curators have selected the projects to emphasise the power of the architectural structures, the uniqueness of the decorations and the use of materials which were new at the time, such as iron and cast iron.
Henri Labrouste?s documented projects such as the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (1838-50) and the National Library (1859-1875) in Paris determined the style of the modern library, a place of knowledge and a space for contemplation.
Title: Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light
Dates: March 10 ? June 24 2013
Images: courtesy of MOMA
Location: MOMA, New York, USA