The French architect Pierre Bourdieu, who is best known for his work on the New York subway system, and his friend and fellow French architect and historian Philippe de Montfort, both died on February 5, 2019.
Their work on building the Parisian Empire and the Royal Palace of Versailles inspired the French architect Paul Gauguin and his wife, Marie, to construct the world’s first dome-like building.
Today’s modern skyscrapers are more ornate than Bourdieus creations and incorporate much more steel and concrete.
But while Bourdieuses design is admired worldwide, the architect’s work has been largely forgotten.
A new exhibition, A New Era of Architecture, is being held this month at the Museum of Modern Art.
This exhibition will feature some of the most influential works of French architectial and design in the past century.
The exhibition will also be available on the Museum’s website starting at 9 a.m.
Among the many pieces featured in the exhibition is the new exhibition title “Pierces Art Deco.”
It features works by the legendary French architect Henri Matisse and the late Italian architect Gianni Mazzucchelli.
While Mazzuchelli’s monumental structures were built in Italy, Matisse was a master at his craft in France.
He designed many of the world-famous modern buildings in Paris, including the Élysée Palace, the Grand Palais, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Louvain Palace.
The new exhibition also includes an article on the French landscape architect and artist, Jean Baudrillard, and a new retrospective of his work.
This new exhibition is part of the museum’s ongoing collection of modern architecture.
The Museum of Art is located at 16th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City.
For more information, visit the Museum website.