Auguste Perret

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Portrait of Auguste Perret (1921) by Bourdelle (1861-1929)

Auguste Perret (12 February 1874 – 25 February 1954) was a French architect and a world leader and specialist in reinforced concrete construction. In 2005, his post-World War II reconstruction of Le Havre was declared by UNESCO one of the World Heritage Sites.

Biography[edit]

Auguste Perret was born in Ixelles, Belgium. He was the brother of the architect Gustave Perret.

Perret worked on a new interpretation of the neo-classical style. He continued to carry the banner of nineteenth century rationalism after Viollet-le-Duc. His efforts to utilize historical typologies executed in new materials were largely eclipsed by the younger media-savvy architect Le Corbusier, Perret's one-time employee, and his ilk.

Perret also served as a juror with Florence Meyer Blumenthal in awarding the Prix Blumenthal, a grant given between 1919 and 1954 to young French painters, sculptors, decorators, engravers, writers, and musicians.[1]

From 1940 Perret taught at the École des Beaux-Arts. He won the Royal Gold Medal in 1948 and the AIA Gold Medal in 1952.

Work[edit]

Interior of the "Chapelle de l'Immaculée Conception", (1930)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florence Meyer Blumenthal". Jewish Women's Archive, Michele Siegel. 
  2. ^ "Hôtels mythiques, hôtels de guerre: Beyrouth, nager dans les ruines". Obsession. 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ A Global History of Architecture by Francis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash page 712

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