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Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.06.2013 - Tagged as:

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Blue mountains

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Blue mountains, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, is an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that spans the entire range of Le Corbusier’s artistic output – as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer – and reveals the ways in which he observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career.

 

 

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Villa le Lac, Corseaux. 1924-25. Perspective of the living room with view toward Lake Geneva, 1924, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Villa le Lac, Corseaux. 1924-25. Perspective of the living room with view toward Lake Geneva, 1924, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

It’s the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of the protean and influential oeuvre of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, French, b. Switzerland, 1887–1965) and features room-sized interiors, major paintings, and original architectural models of buildings.

 

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Unité d’habitation, Marseille. 1946-52. View of the model of the roof terrace, mounted on a background of the Provence landscape, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Unité d’habitation, Marseille. 1946-52. View of the model of the roof terrace, mounted on a background of the Provence landscape, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

“Following a path from his youth in the Swiss Jura mountains to his death on the shores of the French Riviera, the exhibition focuses on four types of landscapes, observed or conceived at different scales, and documented in all the genres Le Corbusier pursued during six decades: the landscape of found objects; the domestic landscape; the architectural landscape of the modern city; and the vast territories he planned.” says MoMA.

 

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Palace of the Soviets, Moscow. 1931-32. Model, 1932, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Palace of the Soviets, Moscow. 1931-32. Model, 1932, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes is organized by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA. The exhibition is on view from June 15 through September 23, 2013.

 

to the Museum of Modern Art website

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