850 years after the construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship presents a series of conferences in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, and Newport, RI with architect Benjamin Mouton on the topic of the conservation of historical monuments. 

Between archaic gothic times and classical style, Notre Dame de Paris is, in the early 13th century, the most accomplished cathedral in Europe. Seven centuries later, the restoration works of Viollet le Duc is the most 19th emblematic restoration, and opens up to a modern way the conservation of historical monuments. Nowadays, this both 13th and 19th century’s masterpiece is restored with the most sophisticated technical and doctrinal tools.

One of the 44 Architects en Chef des Monuments Historiques of France, Benjamin Mouton is in charge of some of the most prestigious landmarked monuments belonging to a wide spectrum of construction years:  12th century, the Basilique Saint Denis; 18th, Hotel des Invalides; 19th the bridge on the Seine Alexander III; 17th to the 20th The Ecole des Beaux Arts; 1922, Auguste Perret’s Raincy Church. 

Created in 1990 by two American institutions, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the French Heritage Society (FHS), sponsored by Lafarge, the RMHF Prize permits a Franco-American exchange of architects specializing in historic preservation. The RMHF is named for the first American architect to graduate from the Beaux Arts in Paris, Richard Morris Hunt (1827 – 1895). 


April 4, 2013 | 6:30 pm
Washington DC
National Building Museum
For reservation: www.nbm.org (adults program)

April 5, 2013 | 5:30 pm
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania, Myerson Hall, Upper Gallery
Free entrance.

April 9, 2013 | 6:30 pm
New York, NY
Columbia University
Italian Academy Teatro
1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY

April 11, 2013 | 11:00 am
Newport, RI
Preservation Society of Newport County, Rosecliff

 
Columbia University Italian Academy Teatro 1161 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY

Notre Dame de Paris’ 21st Century Architect

When
April 4 - 11, 2013
Where
Columbia University
Italian Academy Teatro
1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY

850 years after the construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship presents a series of conferences in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, and Newport, RI with architect Benjamin Mouton on the topic of the conservation of historical monuments. 

Between archaic gothic times and classical style, Notre Dame de Paris is, in the early 13th century, the most accomplished cathedral in Europe. Seven centuries later, the restoration works of Viollet le Duc is the most 19th emblematic restoration, and opens up to a modern way the conservation of historical monuments. Nowadays, this both 13th and 19th century’s masterpiece is restored with the most sophisticated technical and doctrinal tools.

One of the 44 Architects en Chef des Monuments Historiques of France, Benjamin Mouton is in charge of some of the most prestigious landmarked monuments belonging to a wide spectrum of construction years:  12th century, the Basilique Saint Denis; 18th, Hotel des Invalides; 19th the bridge on the Seine Alexander III; 17th to the 20th The Ecole des Beaux Arts; 1922, Auguste Perret’s Raincy Church. 

 

Created in 1990 by two American institutions, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the French Heritage Society (FHS), sponsored by Lafarge, the RMHF Prize permits a Franco-American exchange of architects specializing in historic preservation. The RMHF is named for the first American architect to graduate from the Beaux Arts in Paris, Richard Morris Hunt (1827 – 1895). 


April 4, 2013 | 6:30 pm
Washington DC
National Building Museum
For reservation: www.nbm.org (adults program)

April 5, 2013 | 5:30 pm
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania, Myerson Hall, Upper Gallery
Free entrance.

April 9, 2013 | 6:30 pm
New York, NY
Columbia University
Italian Academy Teatro
1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY

April 11, 2013 | 11:00 am
Newport, RI
Preservation Society of Newport County, Rosecliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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