“Treasures of the Albertina. Architectural drawings” at Citè de l’Architecture

The exhibition “Treasures of the Albertina. Architectural Drawings “is a unique opportunity to discover the masterpieces of one of the largest collections in Europe, that of the Albertina Museum in Vienna.


©The Albertina Museum, Vienna


For the first time in France are collected drawings of great masters on the theme of architecture. The architectural design gained its nobility in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, at the same time that emerges the figure of the modern architect. It remains today at the heart of architectural practice, the digital pen often replacing pen or brush.


“Treasures of the Albertina. Architectural drawings”
13 Novemeber, 2019 – 16 March, 2020
Citè de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris


In a stroll through seven centuries of history, from Antonio Pisanello to Zaha Hadid, the exhibition offers the visitor an insight into the secrets of the profession and the imagination of the greatest architects of their time.


Charles de Wailly, Projet de décoration d’une fontaine pour le jardin des Tuileries, 1783 ©The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Sprenger, Vue intérieure d’un projet de halle, 1853 ©The Albertina Museum, Vienna


Through more than a hundred pieces by Giulio Romano, Primatico, Bernini, Jacopo Sansovino, Francesco Borromini, Johann Fischer von Erlach, Charles de Wailly, Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright and Hans Hollein, the exhibition offers a immersed in the fascinating world of architectural drawing.


Josef Frank, Plan et perspective pour un projet de reconstruction d’un quartier à Manhattan ©The Albertina Museum, Vienna


An exhibition organized by the City of Architecture & Heritage, in partnership with the Albertina Museum Vienna.


News source: Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
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