The Urban Practice of Architecture: Victor Baltard and the Central Markets of Paris

Sunday Jun 16, 2013

Central Ave. NE and UNM Cornell Mall
Albuquerque, NM






Alliance Française d'Albuquerque

Phone: 505-872-9288
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The Alliance Française d’Albuquerque announces a lecture and slide presentation by Christopher Mead, Regents’ Professor of Architecture and Art & Art History.

The title of the lecture, presented in French, is “La pratique urbaine de l'architecture: Victor Baltard et les Halles Centrales de Paris.” A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. This special event is part of the Alliance Française d’Albuquerque’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Professor Mead has presented this lecture at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Based on his recent book, Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard's Central Markets and the Urban Practice of Architecture (Penn State Press, 2012), he argues that Baltard's industrial pavilions of iron and glass were not an alien machine imposed on the city of Paris, as is often claimed, but were instead produced by the city's own historical patterns of development.