We’ll Always Have Paris: the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the building of the American City

January 26, 2021
5:30 PM EST
From the Gothic confections of Richard Morris Hunt to the visionary skyscraper genius of Louis Sullivan and from the massive Romanesque constructions of Henry Hobson Richardson to the suavely elegant neo-classical landmarks of John Russell Pope, American architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries reflected the diverse trends, dictums and ideas of a rapidly growing nation. They all reflected the influence of French academic practices through the famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Join American Friends of the Louvre and David V. Griffin of Landmark Branding LLC for a look at the relationship between both America’s avant-garde and its historical purists to one of France’s most celebrated educational centers and how the teaching methods of the Ecole gave the U.S. – and from there, the world – a new urban language.
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