Gérard Thurnauer at the Children's Library of Clamart
|Died||December 22, 2014 88)(aged|
|Alma mater||École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts|
|Awards|| Prix du meilleur diplôme (1952)|
Grand prix national de l'architecture (1981)
Gérard Thurnauer (September 24, 1926 – December 22, 2014) was a French architect and a founding member of the Atelier de Montrouge, an architectural and urban planning studio.
Gérard Thurnauer was born in Paris to a Jewish father and a pastor's daughter. At age 15, he joined the French resistance.He studied at the École des Beaux-arts de Paris and received the prix du meilleur diplôme from his alma mater alongside Pierre Riboulet and Jean-Louis Véret in 1952.
In 1958, Gérard Thurnauer founded the Atelier de Montrouge with Jean Renaudie, Pierre Riboulet and Jean-Louis Véret, whom he met during his studies at the École des Beaux-arts de Paris. Together, they were awarded the 1981 Grand prix national de l'architecture by the French Ministry of Culture.The Atelier de Montrouge was dissolved the same year.
The Grand Prix national de l'architecture is a French prize awarded by a jury of twenty persons under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Culture to an architect, or an architectural firm, for recognition of an outstanding contribution to architecture. Established in 1975 and relaunched in 2004, it is the highest French award in architecture. It comes with a monetary prize of 50000 French francs.
The Prix Décembre, originally known as the Prix Novembre, is one of France's premier literary awards. It was founded under the name Prix Novembre in 1989 by Philippe Dennery. In 1998, the founder resigned after he disapproved awarding of the prize to Michel Houellebecq's novel Atomised. The prize then got a new patron – Pierre Bergé – and a new name: Prix Decembre.
The year 1981 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
Montrouge is a commune in the southern Parisian suburbs, located 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from the centre of Paris, France. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. After a long period of decline, the population has increased again in recent years.
Jean-Pierre Cortot was a French neoclassical sculptor.
Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, was a French organist, composer, architect, and pedagogue.
The Prix d'architecture de l'Équerre d'argent is a French architecture award. This prize was launched in 1960 by "Architecture Française" magazine and its director Michel Bourdeau.
Louis-Hippolyte Lebas was a French architect working in a rational and severe Neoclassical style.
Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer was a French architect. He won the prix de Rome and designed several public buildings in France, particularly in Paris.
Jacques Gondouin de Folleville, or simply Gondoin was a French architect and designer.
Jacques Ehrmann was a French literary theorist and a faculty member of the Yale University French Department from 1961 until his death in 1972.
Emmanuel Pontremoli was a French architect and archaeologist.
La Petite Bibliothèque Ronde is a French children's library. It was funded by the association La Joie par les livres and located in a working-class area in Clamart. Since September 2009, it has been classified as an “Historic Monument” and hence protected by the State.
Étienne Martellange was a French Jesuit architect and draftsman. He travelled widely in France as an architect for the Jesuit order and designed more than 25 buildings, mostly schools and their associated chapels or churches. His buildings reflect the Baroque style of the Counter-Reformation and include the Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon and the church of Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis in Paris. In the course of his travels he made almost 200 detailed pen drawings depicting views of towns, buildings and monuments. These pictures have survived and provide an important historical record of French towns in the first third of the 17th century.
Jean Dubuisson was a French architect who is regarded as one of the leading practitioners of the French post-World War II years.
Jean Renaudie was a French architect and town-planner.
Jean-Louis Véret (1927–2011) was a French architect.
Agnès Thurnauer is a French-Swiss contemporary artist. Primarily a painter, she also works with a number of other media and techniques.
Jean-Michel Leniaud is a French historian of art. A specialist of architecture and art of the 19th and 20th centuries, he was director of the École Nationale des Chartes from 2011 to 2016.
Mathieu Riboulet was a French writer and film director.
|This article about a French architect is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|