Exhibition | Paper Architectures

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on March 10, 2015
Filippo Juvarra, Premier projet pour la chapelle Saint Hubert à la Venaria Reale, Turin, vers 1716. Plume et encre brune, 15,9 x 31,3 cm, inv. CD 73 (Paris: Les Arts Décoratifs).

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From the Musée des Arts décoratifs:

Paper Architectures: Drawings from Piranesi to Mallet-Stevens
Architectures de Papier: Dessins de Piranèse à Mallet-Stevens

Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, 26 March — 21 June 2015

Curated by Basile Baudez

For the first time at the Musée Nissim de Camondo, in conjunction with the Salon du Dessin, the theme of which this year is architecture, the Musée des Arts décoratifs Graphic Arts Department is featuring a selection of its finest works. They give an idea of the wealth and diversity of architectural drawings, ranging from those that record a key phase in the creative process or a highly finished drawing for a client to a architectural ‘tableau’ painted for the Salon, a sketchbook fantasy or a visual compendium compiled for architectural students. Architectural drawings show the diversity of their purposes: the solving of a structural problem, the reinterpretation of archeological decoration, a description of an industrial process or the design of a garden. All these drawings, acquired or donated to the Musée des Arts décoratifs since its founding, plunge us into the heart of a strange, fascinating and highly varied world.

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