architectural prints, Gabriel Huquier, Cesare Ripa, Gilles-Marie Oppenord, bricolage, print making, 18th century France
Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture
This article discusses the ways in which Gabriel Huquier altered the designs of other artists and printmakers to create new prints. In particular, Bédard examines Huquier's reproduction of a copy of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia. Huquier did not appropriate Oppenord's Ripa in its entirety or follow the original sequence of drawings. Instead he produced a series of prints that feature elements randomly chosen from it. Bédard argues that Oppenord and Huquier were both bricoleurs, but who had different objectives for their projects. While Oppenord attempted to interpret the text, Huquier was concerned with profit.
Bédard, Jean-François, "Prints by Gabriel Huquier after Oppenord's Decorated Ripa" (2011). School of Architecture - All Scholarship. 238.
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