Henri Labrouste

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Henri Labrouste

(b. Paris, France 1801; d. Paris, 1875)

Pierre Francois Henri Labrouste was born in Paris in 1801. He enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1819 under Vaudoyer and Levas, and won the Grand Prix in 1924. From 1824 to 1830 he studied at the French Academy in Rome, where he developed his ideas on "romantic rationalism". He fell out with the Beaux Arts over his 1828 restoration study of the ancient Greek temples at Paestum.

Labrouste believed that architecture should reflect society. Accordingly, his work reflects the rationalism and technical aspects of industrial society. His work also embodies the ideals of writer Victor Hugo, who believed that architecture is a form of communication, like literature, and that in "organic phases" of construction it expressed a coherent body of social belief.

Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p90-91.

Resources Sources on Henri Labrouste

Arthur Drexler, ed. The Beaux-Arts and Nineteenth-Century French Architecture. London, 1982.

Sigfried Giedeon. Henri Labrouste. Paris, 1960.

Robin D. Middleton, ed. the Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Cambridge, MA, 1977.

David Van Zanten. Designing Paris : The Architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer. Cambridge, MA, 1987.   Find books about Henri Labrouste

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