Beginning in April 2016, La Pierre d’Angle, the prestigious monthly review of the Association nationale des Architectes des Bâtiments de France, has ceased printed publication, converting to an exclusively online format.
The July 2017 issue features a biographical sketch on the American architect Richard Morris Hunt by Paule Laudon, as well as a reflective essay by our 2017 Fellow, Beth Jacob. Please follow our link to access the full article in French, “Richard Morris Hunt: trait d’union entre les États-Unis et la France“.
© National Gallery, Berlin, 1968
By Jacqueline Mainguy
It was at the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona that the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe first exhibited his avant-garde talent. The German Pavilion was nestled in a wooded corner on the hill of Montjuic Park: Mies van der Rohe didn’t want to be crowded in by the many other international exhibitors. He was representing Germany, and welcomed the Spanish monarch Alfonso XIII as well as German officials. Through his building, Mies van der Rohe presented all the essential aspects of his architectural philosophy: perfect symmetry, space, clarity, simplicity and minimalism. Continue reading
Lucas Monsaingeon with Mary Brush in Chicago, July 2017
JULY 2017 – Currently conducting research travel in the United States, 2016 RMHP Fellow Lucas Monsaingeon was recently hosted in Chicago by 2005 Fellow Mary Brush, FAIA. In a fine example of RMHP network activity, Mary and Lucas were led on a tour of Chicago’s bridges by engineer Stan Kaderbek. Lucas was named Richard Morris Hunt Fellow in December 2015, after presenting the Paris jury with his research proposal, “Bridges: Monuments Balanced Above the Void.”
Under restoration since 2015, the park and château of Azay-le-Rideau (Indre-et-Loire) are again open to the public since July 7th. Thanks to our friends at the Association des Journalistes du Patrimoine for this information.
Follow this link to read the AJP’s full article (in French):
⇒ From our archives, enjoy re-reading Azay-le-Rideau: Project of the Century? by Diane Saint Olive, June 2016.
Beth Jacob, RMHP Fellow 2017, newly arrived in Paris, is accompanied by Florence Declaveillère, RMHP Scholar 2016, on a visit to examine fire safety systems in place at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, led by Colonel Régis Prunet.