Abattoirs (Toulouse, France) : Overall view, main facade

Creator:
Vitry, Urbain, 1802-1863
Published/Created:
76 Allée Charles-de-Fitte, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
1828-1832 ; 1997-2000 (alteration)
Date Depicted:
2009
1800 AD - 1849 AD
Materials:
pink Toulouse brick
stone
Notes:
Vitry, a native of Toulouse, studied architecture and engineering in Paris. In 1830 he succeeded Pascal Virebent as chief architect of Toulouse, a position he held until 1843. Strongly marked by a style from Neoclassicism to Neo-Gothic, the public buildings he created are imbued with a certain austerity and gravitas. The Abattoirs (stockyards and slaughterhouses) are an example of neoclassical style for industrial use in the nineteenth century, based on the model of the new Parisian slaughterhouses. They were closed in 1989, and listed as historic properties in 1990, when it was decided to use them to house a museum of modern and contemporary art. The project architects Antoine Stinco and Rémi Papillault won the international competition, and the museum opened June 2000.
Variant Titles:
Abattoirs (Art moderne et contemporain)
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- France -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Neoclassical
Nineteenth century
Twentieth century
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A1-F-T-UV-A-A2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
agriculture; business, commerce and trade; contemporary (1960 to present); Art museums; adaptive re-use buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; art museums; buildings; industrial buildings; factories (structures); food processing plants; slaughterhouses
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Six
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2009
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4125
OID:
10073231
PID:
digcoll:1811040