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Emilio Ambasz (B. 1943)
Emilio Ambasz (B. 1943)
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Emilio Ambasz (B. 1943)

A set of eighteen Architectural Drawings for ‘Manoir d’Angoussart, Bierges, Belgium’

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Emilio Ambasz (B. 1943)
A set of eighteen Architectural Drawings for ‘Manoir d’Angoussart, Bierges, Belgium’
mixed media on paper, in eighteen parts
(i)-(ix) 28 3/8 x 28 3/8in. (72 x 72cm.)
(x) 28 3/8 x 26 5/8 in. (72 x 67.5cm.)
(xii) 16 1/8 x 27 5/8 in. (41 x 70cm.)
(xiii) 16 1/2 x 28in. (42 x 71cm.)
(xiv) 16 1/8 x 28 3/8 in. (41 x 72cm.)
(xv) 33 ½ x 22 7/8 in. (85 x 58cm.)
(xvi) 33 x 22 7/8 in. (84 x 58cm.)
(xvii) 20 7/8 x 35in. (53 x 89cm.)
(xviii) 31 ½ x 28 3/8in. (80 x 72cm.)



Executed in 1979
Provenance
Commissioned by Baron and Baroness Lambert directly from the architect.
Literature
E. Ambasz, The Poetics of The Pragmatic: Architecture, Exhibit, Industrial and Graphic Design, New York 1988 (illustrated, p. 92-95).
E. Ambasz, Emilio Ambasz: Architecture & Nature / Design & Artifice, Milan 1999, p. 102-105.
S. Hagan, Taking Shape: A New Contract Between Architecture and Nature, Oxford 2001, p. 162.
Exhibited
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Emilio Ambasz/Steven Holl: Architecture, 1989.
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Lot Essay

Manoir d’Angoussart, Bierges, Belgium is a set of the architectural drawings from 1979 proposed for a twenty-acre estate in Belgium. The house and garden were conceived as a single entity, exemplary of Emilio Ambasz’s concept of “The Green Over the Gray”. The drawings were included in Ambasz’s exhibition with Steven Holl at the Museum of Modern Art in 1989.

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