Architecture Sandbagged: A recent exhibition of photographs of French monuments sandbagged to protect them during wartime recorded some intriguing transformations. (View)

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Date: Dec. 2001
From: The Architectural Review(Vol. 210, Issue 1258)
Publisher: EMAP Architecture
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 413 words

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SURREAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF FRENCH MONUMENTS THREATENED BY WAR; SNOHETTA WINS MAJOR MUSEUM COMPETITION FOR TURNER COLLECTION IN MARGATE; NEW PORTUGUESE WEBSITE SET UP TO PROMOTE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE; VIEW FROM VANCOUVER; VENTURI DEFENCE; ARE WESTERN EXPERTS NEEDED IN AFRICA?

Sandbags stacked precariously above a sign bearing the word 'NE PAS TOUCHER -- DO NOT TOUCH' at Amiens cathedral in c. 1918. A touch of the Cecil B. de Mule epic added to the Paris streetscape at about the same date, by sandbags piled in front of seventeenth-century allegorical figure carvings representing the conquered Rhine and defeated Holland on the Porte Saint-Denis (built in 1673,...

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