Who was André Bloc ?

André Bloc was an architect, collector and French editor, famous for creating the magazine, "L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui" 1930.

He was on of the principal diffusers of modernist ideas in France and the world at large, his ideas can be found in his architectural projects - such as La Maison de la Tunisie at the Universitaire de Paris or his sculptural houses which can be found in the Paris region. 

André Bloc collected African and Oceanic art, but also Abstract art and was one the first to support upcoming artists such as Jean Arp and Hans Hartung in the 1940 and 1950s. André Bloc died of a fall from a temple in India in 1966. 



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