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        • A Liberal Spirit

        Abstract

        In this text Wouter Hilhorst focuses on the Francken-Meyer House designed in 1953 by Dutch architect F.A. Eschauzier (1889-1957), who was at the time known for his designs for museums, including the renovation of the Rijksmuseum, the interior of the extension to the Stedelijk Museum and the extension of the Gemeentemuseum in Arnhem. His work was greatly appreciated by his peers, but became forgotten later on. Just as many of his peers Eschauzier started from tradition, but employed a rather liberal approach to it and brought it up to date. Hilhorst claims that Eschauzier was in pursuit of informality, but to achieve it he was – paradoxically – forced to design with the utmost precision.

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        Citation
        Hilhorst, W. (2014). A Liberal Spirit. Codes and Continuities, OASE, (92), 124–129. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/92/ALiberalSpirit

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