Exhibition: Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture Print
Tuesday, 29 January 2008 02:38


An exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum
in collaboration with the Netherlands Architecture Institute and the Royal Institute of British Architects
Curators: Stanislaus von Moos, Arthur Rüegg and Mateo Kries

Exhibition Tour
 19.02.2009 - 24.05.2009, Barbican Art Gallery, presented in partnership with the RIBA, London
 03.10.2008 - 18.01.2009, RIBA, The Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral of the King, Liverpool
 15.05.2008 - 15.08.2008, Museu Berardo, Lisboa
 29.09.2007 - 10.02.2008, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein


The work of Le Corbusier remains highly significant and relevant in today's architectural discourse. Yet during the past two decades, no major museum show has addressed the many aspects that still make Le Corbusier's work such an important point of reference for contemporary architecture and urbanism.
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To fill this void, the Vitra Design Museum is now joining forces with the Netherlands Architecture Institute and the Royal Institute of British Architects in the production of an international retrospective.

The aim of the exhibition is to present a decidedly contemporary view of Le Corbusier's work by incorporating the results of recent scholarly research, while also providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject for younger generations, who already regard his oeuvre primarily within the context of twentieth-century cultural history. The exhibition provides an historic survey of Le Corbusier's oeuvre, beginning with the early works in his Swiss hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, proceeding to the white, cubic buildings of the 1920s - such as the iconic Villa Savoye (1928-31) - and culminating in the late monumental works of the 1950s and '60s, for which the Chapel of Ronchamp (1950-55) and the buildings for Chandigarh (1952-64) are prominent examples. Yet the exhibition offers an interpretation of Le Corbusier's work that goes far beyond its chronological evolution and prolific range.

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