Model of the Paris Opera House, longitudinal section, Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France) : Detail, cross-section of the stage flytower (real height 184 ft.)

Creator:
Garnier, Charles, 1825-1898
Peduzzi, Richard, 1943
Published/Created:
62, rue de Lille; Gift of E.P.M.O., 1989, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, France
model 1984-1986; modeled as it appeared in 1875 (other)
Physical Description:
240 cm (height) x 578 cm (length) x 110 cm (depth)
Date Depicted:
6/12/2007
Materials:
paint; plaster
Notes:
Architecture was allocated permanent exhibition areas in the Musée d'Orsay. It was impossible to illustrate all the great changes wrought by Napoleon III and the prefect Haussmann which turned Paris into a modern capital. The emphasis was therefore put on the new Paris Opera house, designed by Charles Garnier and built from 1863 to 1875. Located at the end of the museum's central aisle in a space designed by Richard Peduzzi (a stage and set designer), the Opéra gallery presents all aspects of the monument, town planning, architecture and decoration, through a polychrome plaster cross-section of the building as it was at the time of its inauguration on 5 January 1875.
Variant Titles:
Cutaway model of the Paris Opéra
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A1-GJ-POM-BB05
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
models (representations) (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:
models (representations)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
6/12/2007 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10890489
PID:
digcoll:1819742