Sunday, November 6

The Virtual Splendor of Paris’s Glass House

"Discovering the existence of the Maison de Verre in Paris can be a major aesthetic epiphany. When you see a photograph of this translucent structure in glass, steel and expanses of glass brick — completed in 1932 — the impression is of startling modernity, something very much of its time yet strikingly ahead of it, too, like Picasso’s 'Les Demoiselles d’Avignon' or Duchamp’s 'The Large Glass.' Tucked into a courtyard on the Left Bank and invisible from the street, the Maison de Verre is among the first large homes made entirely of industrial materials whose structure is starkly exposed. ..."
NY Times
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Maison de Verre Paris by Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet.
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YouTube: Architecture 19 of 23 Pierre Chareu Maison de Verre