Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
Event location: Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
Talk by Benjamin Mouton
Introduction by Jorge Otero-Pailos and response by Stephen Murray
Between gothic and classical styles, Notre Dame de Paris was the most accomplished cathedral in Europe in the early 13th century. Seven centuries later, Viollet le Ducís work made it the most emblematic example of 19th century restoration. The Cathedral is a double icon and a masterpiece of both the 13th and 19th centuries, and Benjamin Moutonís contemporary interventions challenge us to once again rethink historic preservation for the 21st century. Benjamin Mouton is Chief Architect and Inspector General of Historical Monuments, and his responsibilities include the restoration of Notre-Dame.
Event presented by the Historic Preservation Program in collaboration with the Richard Morris Hunt Foundation, Columbia Maison FranÁaise, and Department of Art and Archeology.
Columbia Maison Francaise
515 W. 116th st, Buell Hall, 2nd Floor
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