The 19th century was an extraordinarily fertile period for French architecture. Public and private commissions poured in, virtually creating a modern Paris in about thirty years. International exhibitions inspired the most compelling projects, giving huge scope to aspiring architects. The Musee D'Orsay gives as much emphasis to its architectural displays as it does to paintings and sculpture. It houses nearly 18,000 examples of architectural planning in the form of models and drawings, the most prestigious being those for Eiffel and Guimard. This title, the first to be published on the architectural displays at Orsay, presents 100 highlights of this extraordinary collection.
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1878 World's Fair 1900 World's Fair 19th-century Acquired in 1985 Acquired in 2002 Albert Ballu Alphonse Gosset Amis du musee architect architecture Art Nouveau artists arts decoratifs Association d'etude Boitte Bouscat Gironde building built Cairo Charles Garnier cm Acquired cm Gift cm Signed lower coloured commemorative monument competition dated lower right decoration defense de I'architecture Defrasse designs drawings Ecole des Beaux-Arts Eiffel Collection Eiffel Tower Emile Formige Formige Le Bouscat Francois Caras Garnier gold heightening gouache gouache and gold Graphite and watercolour grey wash Gustave Eiffel Hector Guimard Henri-Paul Nenot Humbert de Romans interior iron Jean-Camille Formige Koloman Moser Lassus Lefuel Lheureux Louvre Machines Gallery Magasins reunis d'Epinal main facade elevation mansion maquettes Monduit Montfermeil Montfermeil 1926 musee d'Orsay museum Pen and watercolour Pencil Romans concert hall sculptures Signed and dated Signed lower right Societe des Amis temple theatre Trocadero Victor Victor Baltard Viollet-le-Duc watercolour and gouache