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Cité de l’Architecture et du patrimoine
1, place du Trocadéro
from October 11, 2012 to January 7, 2013 Off-siteHenri Labrouste (1801-1875) is one of the few 19th century architects who never ceased to be praised whether in France or in abroad. He imagined a variety of rational solutions for the difficult projects he was entrusted with; attaching much importance to iron and cast iron, he designed impressive buildings with unique ornaments that made his work a milestone in the history of architecture. He reorganised the Imperial National Library located rue de Richelieu and designed the outstanding reading room and its stacks. Thanks to bequests made by the Labrouste family, the Bibliothèque nationale de France houses a rich collection of drawings and archives. Most of these pieces will be presented on the occasion of the exhibition.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012