Dom Hans van der Laan

27 Oct 1999 – 17 Jan 2000

Exhibition in Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Presenting the first British showing of the Dutch architectural theorist, Dom Hans van der Laan, this exhibition looks at what architecture symbolises, and the relationship between artists and architecture.

Dom Hans van der Laan (1904 - 1991) was a Dutch Benedictine monk and architect, and one of the leading figures of the Bossche School. His theories on numerical proportions in architecture, such as the plastic number, became very influential in the field. This exhibition feautures a number of models and aids designed and used by Van der Laan to demonstrate his theories.

An audio recording of Irena Davidovici, in which she discusses minimalist architecture and the influence of Van Der Laan's work on contemporary architectural practice, is available in the Audio-visual section of the Henry Moore Institute's Research Library.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment

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