MoMa Presents Large-Scale Exhibitions of Labrouste and Le Corbusier
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by BWW News Desk
For the first time in its history, The Museum of Modern Art presents a comprehensive exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, French, born Switzerland, 1887-1965), encompassing his work as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic mediums and techniques at his disposal, from early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to sketches of India, and from photographs of his formative journeys to architectural models of his large-scale projects. All of these dimensions of his artistic process, including major paintings and five reconstructed interiors, are presented in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of Le Corbusier's protean and influential oeuvre. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes draws on MoMA's own collection, and substantially on exclusive loans from the Paris-based Le Corbusier Foundation. MoMA is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition, which will travel to Fundació "la Caixa" in Madrid (April 1-June 29, 2014), and to Fundació "la Caixa" in Barcelona (July 15-October 19, 2014).
The exhibition 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.
For more information visit: http://press.moma.org/2012/03/le-corbusier-landscapes-for-the-machine-age/