FCSarch 31 Beaux Arts

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FCSarch 31 Beaux Arts

  1. 1. Beaux Arts
  2. 2. Beaux Arts (dominates 1890s – 1930s) <ul><li>Combines elements from different Renaissance buildings. </li></ul>Monumental design is more important than details. Form controls function. Maintains classical ideals including proportionality and symmetry.
  3. 3. McKim, Mead & White themselves
  4. 4. McKim, Mead & White: Penn Station, NYC, 1906-10
  5. 5. Metropolitan Museum of Art 1895 Richard Morris Hunt
  6. 6. Public Library of New York main branch, 1911 Carrere & Hastings
  7. 7. Ritz Hotel - Girard Trust Company McKim, Mead, White 1905
  8. 8. U Penn Law School
  9. 9. Misc. Beaux Arts office building, c.1910
  10. 10. Pheonix 15th and Arch Streets
  11. 11. Union Station, 1908 Daniel Burnham
  12. 12. Lincoln Memorial, 1911-1922 Henry Bacon (built on landfill)
  13. 13. Villard Houses McKim, Mead & White 1884 New York City
  14. 14. Villard Houses (Palace Hotel) 1884 Joseph Wells and Stanford White The six houses are arranged around a courtyard open to the street to give the impression of a single monumental palace; Henry Villard's residence occupies the whole left-hand wing.
  15. 15. Villard Houses, plan
  16. 16. Boston Public Library McKim, Mead & White 1890
  17. 17. Public Library
  18. 18. Public Library
  19. 19. Bibliotheque St Genevive (1843) Bibliotheque Ste. Genevive
  20. 20. Marshal Field Wholesale Store
  21. 21. Public Library, plans. Note how the apses of the main reading room are not expressed externally - contrast with the close relationship in Labrouste's library between the exterior and interior
  22. 22. Public Library
  23. 23. Public Library

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