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Contamin and Dutert

(Dutert b. Douai, France 1845; d. 1906)

Charles Louis Ferdinand Dutert was born in Douai, France in 1845. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, winning the Grand Prix in 1869. He eventually became a teacher at the same institution.

Like many of his contemporaries, Dutert gained fame as an architect as the result of one spectacular design. In collaboration with the engineer Victor Contamin, he designed the Galerie des Machines at the Paris International Exhibition. The culmination of a series of metal-and-glass designs, the Galerie gained acclaim for both its phenomenal scale and its three-hinged arch structure.

Although Dutert designed other buildings, none matched the Galerie in scale or innovation. Critics have included this building as a key monument in the history of modern architecture because its vast scale was realizable only through new technological methods.

Dutert died in 1906.

Adolf K Placzek. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects. Vol. 1. London: The Free Press, 1982. ISBN 0-02-925000-5. NA40.M25. p617-618.

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