GALLERIA

 

IMPOSSIBILE

 

 

LA FAVORITA

 

 

An Impossible Gallery: The Favourite. A kind visit to:

Ferdinando Galli da Bibbiena (1657-1743),

Donato Giuseppe Frisoni (1683-1735),

Giuseppe Galli da Bibiena (1696-1756),

Carlo Galli Bibiena (1728-1778),

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799),

David Roberts (1796–1864),

and Louis Haghe (1806–1885).

 

 

Finished or defined like limited,

and unfinished as Infinite.

 

 

 

 

Ferdinando Galli da Bibbiena (1657-1743):

"Vaulted Hall with Candelabra".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, U.S.A.

 

Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (1696-1756):

"Elevation for a Catafalque Surmounted by Squat Obelisk,

Decorated with Statues of Putti and Female Figures".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, New York, U.S.A.

 

Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (1696-1756): "Design for a Stage Set:

Longitudinal Section and Plan of amphitheater and Stage".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, U.S.A.

 

 

 

Donato Giuseppe Frisoni (1683-1735): "Design for the Salon of

the Pleasure Pavilion at Favorita in Ludwigsburg", 1718.

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC,New York, U.S.A.

 

Donato Giuseppe Frisoni (1683-1735): external view of The Favorite Castle in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1717-23. Source: Wikipedia.

 

 

 

Carlo Galli Bibiena (1728-1778): "Foreshortening of a Library".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, New York, U.S.A.

 

Ferdinando Galli da Bibbiena (1657-1743): "Stage Setting with Ballet".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, U.S.A.

 

Ferdinando Galli da Bibbiena (1657-1743): "Design for a Stage Set".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (1696-1756): "Elevation of a Catafalque".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, New York, U.S.A.

 

Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (1696-1756):

"Design for a Stage Set with a Monumental Arcaded Courtyard".

Source: The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, New York, U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799): "Cénotaphe dans le genre égyptien: élévation perspective: projet n° 17", detail.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

In the visionary film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, 1982, it is evident the reference to the Boullée's visionary pyramids, however with a different interpretation of millennial idea of pyramid.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799): "Cénotaphe dans le genre égyptien: élévation perspective: projet n° 17".

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Entrée d'un cimetière: élévation", 1781-1793, detail.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

In the film "Blade Runner 2049", directed by Denis Villeneuve, 2017, it's evident the reference to the Boullée's visionary pyramids, however with a new revolutionary interpretation of millennial idea of pyramid.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Cénotaphe: élévation géométralee: projet n° 16", detail.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée"Coupe du Cénotaphe: projet n° 15".

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

 

 

 

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Chapelle des morts: élévation géométrale: projet n° 22", detail.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Monument funéraire caractérisant le genre d'une architecture

ensevelie: élévation géométrale: projet n° 24".

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

In the film "Blade Runner 2049", directed by Denis Villeneuve, 2017,

it is evident the reference to the Boullée's visionary pyramids. 

 

 

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799): "Entrée de la Bibliothèque Nationale: élévation de la façade, rue Colbert: projet n° 9".

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

The successive reference to the Merchants' National Bank, Grinnell, Iowa, USA, 1914, of Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924), is evident.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Deuxième projet pour la Bibliothèque du Roi", 1785, detail.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

The reference to the Pantheon in Rome, 113-125 AD, is immediate:

oculus (clerestory) and coffers.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Vue intérieure de la nouvelle salle projetée pour l'agrandissement

de la Bibliothèque du Roi: perspective intérieure: projet n° 9", 1785.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

 

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Projet du Pont Louis XVI" (actuel pont de la Concorde), 1787, detail.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799):

"Porte triomphale: élévation, perspective", 1781-1793.

Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

 

 

 

 

David Roberts (1796–1864):

"Bethlehem", 1839.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

David Roberts (1796–1864):

"Convent of the Terra-Santa, Nazareth", 1839.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

David Roberts (1796–1864)"Hebron", 1839.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

David Roberts (1796–1864)"Jerusalem", 1839.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia:

Bazaar of the Silk Mercers, Cairo", 1848.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia:

Interior of the Mosque of the Metwalys", 1849.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia: Dendera", 1847.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia: Pyramids of Gizeh", 1838.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia:

The Hypaethral Temple at Philae, called the Bed of Pharaoh", 1848.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885):

 "Egypt and Nubia: Great Hall at Karnak, Thebes", 1838.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia: Ruins of Karnac", 1847.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia: Kom-Ombo", 1846.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia: View from under

the Portico of the Temple of Edfou, Upper Egypt", 1838.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia: Edfou", 1846.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Louis Haghe (1806-1885)"Egypt and Nubia: Hadjar Silsilis", 1838.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

T  H  E     M  A  R  I  N  D  U  C  T

THE MARINE WATER AQUEDUCT

 v i s i o n   o f   l i f e

 

D  E  E  P     B  L  U  E

SEAWATER  FOR  OVER  200,000 POOLS OF

L  O  S     A  N  G  E  L  E  S

 a   s i g n   o f   l i f e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D    U    N    E    S

THE MARINDUCT OASIS SYSTEM

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T H E   P E N S I L E   P O O L S

BY BRIDGE-POOLS

 a   s i g n   o f   l i f e

 

THE ROLLER COASTER OF STAIRS

A  LABYRINTH OF STAIRS

FOR SEAWATER FUN PARKS

 v i s i o n   o f   l i f e

 

 

 

S T A I R S   I N   T H E   W A T E R

A SEAWATER SPORTING & FUN PARK

 v i s i o n   o f   l i f e

 

T H E   N A U T I L U S

A VILLAGE IN THE DESERT

 v i s i o n s   o f   l i f e

 

T H E   B L U E   S H E L L

A HOME WITH SAND SHIELD

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T H E   Z E B R A S

CHAIRS & TABLES

IN POLYCARBONATE & ALUMINIUM TUBES

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation strarting from 2012, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva detto il Pivapao, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi,  and last but not least Ahmed Elgazzar.   M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

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M.L.