Descloux Engelschall: On Louis François Trouard's Design for a Barracks at Versailles, 1771

Descloux Engelschall on Louis François Trouard Design for Barracks at Versailles, 1771, model 2 – Drawing Matter

Descloux Engelschall (*2014), Etienne Descloux (*1972) and Tobias Engelschall (*1961), On Louis François Trouard Design for Barracks at Versailles, 1771, 2019. Model.

the duplicity becomes entity.

the backside becomes frontside.

the theatrical becomes ordinary.

the disguise becomes a dress.

the barracks become dwellings.

the chimera becomes concrete.

the rock becomes textile.

the drapes become stone.

the boulder becomes the domino.

the domino becomes history.

the tent remains.

– Descloux Engelschall, 2018

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