Mme Boucard in Paris: The Flamboyant Tour & Paper Architecture




Cite de l’Architecture & Heritage in Paris, presents a delicate exhibition entitled Paper Architecture. The collection looks at iconic buildings and the 
creation of imaginary cities made of paper thin sheets. 
Paris-based designer Matilde Nivet has taken the context of urbanism and the city as the source for her work using a pop-up technique combining folding, decoupage and montage to represent three-dimensional architecture on a larger scale. Danish designer Peter Callesen explores the transformation of a simple A4 white sheet into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The fragile result is reminiscent of magnificent middle age castles and doomed fairy tales.

Paper Architecture, until March 17th.

Step in the Galerie des Moulages to catch a second exhibition – The Flamboyant Tour of Paris, a fascinating tour of the Gothic. It takes its name from the flame-like shapes of the double curved tracery sculpted throughout the buildings. The late Middle Ages style focused more on ornamentation than architectural form. The Gothic style was born in Paris and surroundings and many models of cathedrals feature in the exhibition which may compel you to visit the original. Notre Dame celebrates 850 years in 2013 – home to many a dark legend. 

Other notable Flamboyant Gothic monuments:

Notre-Dame, Esplanade Notre-Dame, 75001 Paris

Musée National du Moyen-âge, Hôtel de Cluny, 6 Place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris

Château de Vincennes, Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes

Sainte-Chapelle, 6 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

Basilique Saint-Denis, 1 rue de la légion d’Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis

Tour Jean Sans Peur, 20 rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine1, Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris

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