Up until the 11th of May, An Atlas of Modern Landscapes reveals the social and cultural transcendence of the Swiss architect during the 20th century
Previously on display in the MoMA, and with the addition of pieces on loan from the Le Corbusier Foundation of Paris, An Atlas of Modern Landscapes includes 215 pieces (photographs, models, documents, paintings and even four full-size recreations of interiors with their original furniture) and demonstrates the transcendence of the Swiss architect and multi-disciplinary artist Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, known as Le Corbusier.
The exhibition is divided into five sections and bears witness to Le Corbusier’s influence on the 20th century; his unending capacity for observing, imagining and projecting architectural, domestic and scenic landscapes onto his pieces. A pioneer in the study of how to improve the habits of the lower classes and promoter of new forms of efficient architecture in highly-populated cities, Le Corbusier worked on approximately 400 projects and designed 75 buildings in over a dozen countries.
An Atlas of Modern Landscapes traces Le Corbusier’s career over six decades, revealing all his facets, architect, urban designer, painter, interior designer, writer, editor, photographer and amateur film maker. The exhibition also includes documents from an urban project entitled "Una casa, un arbre" (A house, a tree), which is inscribed in the Pla Macià (Macià Plan) for Barcelona in the 1930s, and which was designed by Le Corbusier but which never came to fruition.
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