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Auguste Perret

Auguste Perret
Auguste Perret (12 February 1874 - 25 February 1954) was a French architect and a world leader and specialist in reinforced concrete construction. In 2005 his post-World War II reconstruction of Le Havre was declared by UNESCO one of the World Heritage Sites.

Biography
He was born in Ixelles, Belgium. He was the brother of the architect Gustave Perret. He worked on a new interpretation of the neo-classical style. He continued to carry the banner of nineteenth century rationalism after Viollet-le-Duc. His efforts to utilize Thtre des Champs-lyses, Paris, 1913 historical typologies executed in new materials were largely eclipsed by the younger media-savvy architect Le Corbusier, Perret's one-time employee, and his ilk. Perret also served as a juror with Florence Meyer Blumenthal in awarding the Prix Blumenthal, a grant given between 19191954 to young French painters, sculptors, decorators, engravers, writers, and musicians.[] From 1940 Perret taught at the cole des Beaux-Arts. He won the Royal Gold Medal in 1948 and the AIA Gold Medal in 1952.

Work
Rue Franklin apartments, Paris, 19021904 [1] Garage Ponthieu, Paris, 1907 Thtre des Champs-lyses, Paris, 1913 concrete cathedral in Le Raincy, France, glise Notre-Dame du Raincy, 1923, with stained-glass work by Marie-Alain Couturier the Concert Hall of the cole Normale de Musique de Paris, 1929 extensions to the cole nationale suprieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1945 the City Hall, St. Joseph's Church and further reconstruction of the French city of Le Havre after more than 80,000 inhabitants of that city were left homeless following World War II, 19491956 the Gare d'Amiens, 1955 the villa Aghion, in Alexandria (partial attempt to destroy, 28 August 2009)

Auguste Perret

Gallery

St. Joseph's church, Le Havre

References
[1] http:/ / www. greatbuildings. com/ buildings/ Rue_Franklin_Apartments. html

External links
Flickr Pool with pictures (http://www.flickr.com/groups/auguste_perret/pool/) List of realisations on ARCHIGUIDE (http://archiguide.free.fr/AR/perret.htm) Auguste Perret on GreatBuildings.com (http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Auguste_Perret.html) Garage Ponthieu at Scholars Resource (http://www.scholarsresource.com/browse/work/2144591666) Auguste Perret (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74909613) at Find a Grave

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