hotel guimard entrance
The Hôtel Guimard was nicknamed "Terpsichore temple" in reference to Mlle Guimard (Terpsichore was the Muse of dance). Above the entrance door was a ballet hall with a ceiling painted by Taravel, painter of the king. The theater was a masterpiece with 500 seats in concurrence with the Opera.
The entrance at Opéra was instead designed by Joseph-Marie Cassien-Bernard , in classical marble. The CMP bought Guimard's molds and rights and a total of 141 of his entrances were ultimately produced, the last in 1913.
Hector Guimard & the Paris Metro Paris wasn't the first city to have an underground system, that was London, but the 1900 Paris Exposition was a reason to show the world that Paris, too, could build an efficient mode of mass transportation.In 1898 the Compagnie du Métropolitain launched a competition for the design of Metro entrance gates. . Guimard didn't actually enter the competition but ...
AD Classics: Paris Métro Entrance / Hector Guimard. Ultimately, it took the Exposition Universelle of 1900 to convince the city it needed a modern subway transportation system. Charles Garnier, the architect best known for designing the Paris opera house which now bears his name, advised the Minister of Public Works that in order for...
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NYC v. Paris: Hector Guimard Art Nouveau Subway Entrances. Guimard was an Art Nouveau architect born in 1867 in Lyon, France, and rose to prominence around the turn of the 19th century with the design of apartments in Paris known as Castel Beranger. His legacy, however, lies with the Parisian Metro.
Hector Guimard, Cité entrance, Métropolitain, Paris by Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris Hector Guimard, Cité entrance, Métropolitain, c.1900, painted cast iron, glazed lava, and glass, roughly 14 x 18′, Île de la Cité, Paris
The Guimard style. For his metro stations, Guimard designed several models, from the simple stairwell descent to the actual edicule, e.g. the Porte Dauphine entrance has a double-slope glass roof, supported by three pillars and featuring an awning. The roof features glass strips assembled on a frame of cast iron girders.
Iron Flowers (Guimard’s Métro Entrances, Paris, France) Guimard, as well as being one of the foremost architects of the whiplash-curve school of Art Nouveau (rather than the more geometric Art Nouveau found in Vienna, for instance), was also a shocking self publicist. Long before the superstar architects of today,...
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