Dom Hans van der Laan

27 Oct 1999 – 17 Jan 2000

Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Presenting the first British showing of the Dutch architectural theorist, Dom Hans van der Laan, this exhibition looks at 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
Leeds
LS1 3AH
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Open 7 days a week, except Bank Holidays, from 11am to 5.30pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Galleries are closed on Mondays.

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