Henri Labrouste


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Noun1.Henri Labrouste - French architect who was among the first to use metal construction successfully (1801-1875)Henri Labrouste - French architect who was among the first to use metal construction successfully (1801-1875)
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THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH ARCHITECT Henri Labrouste is best known today for designing places of learning: libraries of unsurpassed beauty, clarity, and drama, structured by a tense but serene rationality.
To judge from renderings, the core of the interior will include a double-height sequence of barrel vaults suspended on frail columns that invokes Henri Labrouste's famous Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve in Paris.
N Pugin and John Ruskin from Great Britain; Henri Labrouste from France; and Gottfried Semper, Carl Botticher, Heinrich Hubsch, August Reichensberger, and Georg Ungewitter from Germany.