Zehrfuss, Bernard-Louis (1911–96). French architect. From 1943 to 1948 he designed buildings, including housing, schools, hospitals, and a hippodrome in Tunisia, and, with others, was responsible for planning much that was subsequently realized in that country. Back in France (1948) he designed the Mame Printing Works, Tours (1950), and the Renault Factory, Flins (1952). Then, with Breuer and Nervi, he built the UNESCO Headquarters, Place de Fontenoy, Paris (1952–8), which made his name. Thereafter he designed the Danish Embassy, Paris (1968), the French Embassy, Warsaw (1970), the Siemens Company Headquarters, St-Denis, near Paris (1972—with Burckhardt), and the Gallo-Roman Museum, Lyons, France (1975–6). The National Centre for Industry and Technology, La Défense, Paris (1955—with Robert Camelot, (1903–92), Prouvé and Jean de Mailly, (1911–75) with a large vault by Nicolas Esquillan), (1902–89) based on a preliminary design by Nervi), was severely (and justly) criticized for its siting and impact on the Parisian skyline. In the 1980s he advocated comprehensive redevelopment of parts of Montparnasse, with proposals not notable for their sensitivity.
Jane Turner (1996)
More From encyclopedia.com
Charles De Wailly , Wailly, Charles de (1730–98). French architect and painter, one of the most distinguished and influential of the Louis Seize and Revolutionary period… Jean Francois Chalgrin , Chalgrin, Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin, Jean-François-Thérèse (1739–1811). Paris-born architect who studied with Servandoni and Boullée, and worked… Louis Joseph duc de Vendome , Duc, Louis-Joseph (1802–79). Paris-born French architect, he restored and extended the Palais de Justice, Paris (1840–79): the Cour des Assises, Sall… Alfred Denis Cortot , Cortot, Alfred (Denis) Cortot, Alfred (Denis) , famous French pianist, conductor, and teacher; b. Nyon, Switzerland (of a French father and a Swiss m… Louis Jouvet , Nationality: French. Born: Jules Eugène Louis Jouvet in Crozon, Finistère, Brittany, 24 December 1887. Education: Attended schools at Toulouse, Vorey… Pierre Balmain , French designer Freelance sketch artist for Robert Piguet, Paris, 1934; assistant designer, Molyneux, Paris, 1934-38; designer, Lucien Lelong, Paris,…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like