Venue: Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing
Address: Christinenstraße 18a, 10119 Berlin
Duration: 18th of October 2014 – 15th of February 2015
From the 18th of October 2014 the Tchoban Foundation will be showing 65 art works of Hôtel particulier buildings – prestigious town houses, which were built in the first part of the 18th century and characterize Parisian architecture until today.
The École’s collection is a treasure-trove of hand-drawn works, only rivaled in quantity and quality by the Louvre. The exquisite works on paper span a range from the Renaissance until today, presenting masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens, Poussin and Bucher side by side.
The exhibited drawings are designs for L’Architecture françoise’s printing plates. The three volumes, published between 1727 and 1732 by Jean Mariette, were intended to impress all of Europe withFrance’s architectural excellence. Renowned Parisian businessman and publisher Jean Mariette commissioned young architects Jean Michel Chevotet and Pierre-Charles Prevotel to depict the buildings from various points of view. The drawings were executed to a precise and detailed standard, the better to convincingly depict the spirit, daring construction and decoration of each building.
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