EXPOSITION : ‘L’architecte. Portraits et Clichés’

The Architect Portrayed

Aux siècles derniers, l’architecte prenait la pose pour les plus grands artistes et sculpteurs. L’exposition ‘L’architecte. Portraits et Clichés’ présentée à la Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine à partir du 21 avril 2017, proposera aux publics une collection séduisante de figures d’architectes, du Haut-Empire égyptien jusqu’à un magnifique portrait de Zaha Hadid.

Nous sommes ravies d’avoir participer à ce projet, entreprenant la traduction de l’exposition pour le public anglophone.

Afin d’assurer l’actualité de leur représentation de l’image évolutive de l’architecte, la Cité de l’architecture lance un appel de portraits de l’architecte d’aujourd’hui. Ceux-ci seront projetés sur grands écrans dans le corridor menant à l’exposition.

Adressez-leur vos portraits ou selfies, pris avec smartphone ou tablette, pour raconter aux visiteurs la vie de l’architecte en 2017 – son travail, ses aspirations, ses luttes, ses bonheurs, ses recherches.

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EXHIBITION: ‘The Architect Portrayed’. GET INVOLVED!

Over the centuries architects have posed for the greatest artists of their time. ‘The Architect Portrayed’ at the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, from 21 April 2017, presents a seductive collection of these portraits and pictures, from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

The portraits recount the history of a profession that not only evolved in line with technological advances, but also followed its own mutations. Over the ages the architect has been a master-craftsman, a humanist of universal knowledge in the mould of Vitruvius, the “mason who speaks Latin” that Adolf Loos wrote of, a social reformer like Walter Gropius, a creator like Le Corbusier, an inventor like Sullivan, a utopian like Yona Friedman…

From funerary effigies to postage stamps, baroque portraiture to comic strips, postwar photography to the covers of Time magazine, the evolving image of the architect is shown in its many guises.

To bring the exhibits right up to date, the Cité de l’Architecture is calling on architects to get involved.

Architects’ portraits or selfies, produced using tablet or smartphone, will be projected onto large screens at the entrance to the exhibition. These images will convey to visitors the life of an architect today: work, aspirations, campaigns, battles and pleasures.

If you are or know an architect interested in building this contemporary group portrait,  get involved! Your photo plus caption can be submitted here.

And if you are in Paris this summer, don’t forget to visit the exhibition too. We were delighted to be asked to translate the exhibition texts for the benefit of English-speaking visitors.

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