Napoleon’s Architects: Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine

Barry Bergdoll, Guest Lecturer

Free for ICAA Members
$20 General Public


Registration will close 1 hour prior to webinar.

Please join us for a lecture with Barry Bergdoll who will be discussing the renowned work of “Napoleon’s architects,” Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853). Percier and Fontaine were not only the Emperor’s official government architects, but two of the most celebrated teachers at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts, responsible for developing the highly influential neoclassical Empire, or Directoire, style of design.

Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. A specialist in the history of modern architecture, he curated numerous exhibitions at MoMA, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Musée d’Orsay, and other venues, including Mies In Berlin (2001), Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity (2009-2010), Latin America in Construction : Architecture 1955-1980 (2015) and Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 : Unpacking the Archive (2017). He is the author of the introduction to the recent Princeton Architectural Books publication of the works of Percier & Fontaine and the author or editor of numerous books including European Architecture 1750-1890 (2000).

This lecture will be presented on Zoom.  The link to join the lecture will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.

This program is made possible by the generous support from:

Leadership Circle
Tim Barber Architects
Landry Design Group

American College of the Building Arts
Reside Custom Homes
Susan Masterman Architects

Boswell Construction, Inc.
Crestron Electronics
Ric & Suzanne Kayne & Jenni Kayne & Richard Ehrlich
Shawn Nelson Builders


February 16 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1h)