Meaning of GARNIER, TONY in English


born Aug. 13, 1869, Lyon, Fr.

died Jan. 19, 1948, Roquefort-la Bédoule

French architect.

The son of Charles Garnier (see Paris Opéra ), he held the position of architect of Lyon from 1905 to 1919. He is known chiefly for his Cité Industrielle, a farsighted plan for an industrial city. Most striking is his depiction of simplified reinforced-concrete forms inspired by the pioneering work of Auguste Perret. The most important work in Lyon to emerge from his Cité Industrielle plan was the large stockyard complex of 1908–24.

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