miércoles, 13 de octubre de 2010

(en) Vintage photography France. Vintage architectural photography

This picture includes the building designed by architect E. Delaistre in the town of Villers north of Paris.
The photo shows a magnificent, luxurious, as is usual in Levy's architectural photography pictures .

In fact Albert Levy is one of the best French photographers in the field of architectural photography of this time 1870-1890's, giving the special and rare circumstances which once had open studios on both sides of the Atlantic in New York and Paris.

This photo is from the album "Pittoresques Villas et Chalets" which, in turn, is part of the work (108 photos, three albums) titled:
"Recueil des nouveilles habitations pittoreque photographique de France urbaines et rurales en pierre, brique, bois, ..."

Albert Levy photos are in the best museums of American photography as well as in major libraries in the country. As Levy did not sign his works is usually necessary to locate in their respective albums of the photographer where the data contained in the index.
Only in the "Albert Levy's Architectural Photographic series" he used blindstamp with his name and N.Y. adress. The catalog of Albert Levy with all his work until 1887 is located in the BNF and Avery Library
  • Signature by Albert Levy in "Albert Levy's Architectural photographic series"

    In some cases, in the Photographic series the  Photographs are titled, numbered and mounted on blue card stock. The card stock is embossed
    "Architectural & Decorative Books, Albert Levy, NY, 77, University".


Links



  • Photographs by Levy in the Halic Collection: Art Institute Chicago 
  • Culture France
    L’assimilation du régionalisme dans l’architecture balnéaire

    L’apparition du style néo-normand est sans doute la plus précoce mais aussi la plus  ambiguë du régionalisme. D’après Claude Mignot, le créateur du type de la villa néo-normande
    semble être l’architecte caennais Jacques Baumier père. Dès 1860, celui-ci bâtit les dépendances de la villa Suzanne de Louis-Léon Paris à Houlgate et, deux ans plus tard, sur la plage de Trouville la Maison normande pour Adolphe Cordier. Elles seront suivies de trois autres réalisations sur les  hauteurs de la même station. Il faut attendre une vingtaine d’années pour voir se répandre la seconde génération de villas sur toute la côte normande, signées par de nombreux architectes comme
    Jacques Baumier fils, Edouard Papinot, Adrien Jory père et fils, E. Mauclerc, G. Pichereau

    Estudio sobre la arquitectura Balnearia. Tipos de Viviendas
  •  Albert Levy Catalogue in Gallica , a new service of this great Library

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