Structure of the Gesture

"Architecture du Geste": photo collections from the Robert-Lynen Cinémathèque

The media library Edmond Rostand has recently re-opened to the public, featuring an extended collection of 3,000 photography books in free access and to borrow. To celebrate the occasion, the library is hosting the photo exhibition "Structure of the Gesture" ("Architecture du Geste"), which presents 26 large size modern prints of glass plates negatives from the Robert-Lynen Cinémathèque collection. Three major topics: the Robert-Lynen Cinémathèque itself, the first public housing projects around Paris in the 1930s, and the birth of the Parisian vocational schools. Paris en Images et la Parisienne de Photographie support the exhibition.

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  • Médiathèque Edmond Rostand 11 rue Nicolas Chuquet, Paris 17e
    Wednesday from 10am to 7 pm
    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm to 7 pm
    Saturdays from 10am to 6 pm
  • Photo : Vocational schools. Ecole Duperré. Young girl making a carpet with a weaving loom. Paris 3e. Anonymous photograph. Cinémathèque Robert-Lynen, Ville de Paris.
    © Cinémathèque Robert-Lynen / Roger-Viollet