Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Galerie des Machines - Contamin & Dutert


Built for the 1889 World Exposition of Paris, Contamin & Dutert's Galerie des Machines was an early and influential architectural expression of capitalism and industrial power: twenty-three winged iron arches resting on small joints, creating (in Christian Norber-Schulz's words) "a revolutionary effect of dynamic lightness" and a space measuring all of 420 by 115 metres -- a huge space for the day. [Click the pic to enlarge.]

1 comment:

  1. Hello; I am quite interested in this building and am wondering where you found the image you are showing here?

    If you by some chance remember where it came from, please let me know! Thanks.

    gregp@mit.edu

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