The retrospective “Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture” at the Vitra Design Museum covers a period of 60 years – from Le Corbusier’s early works in his Swiss hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds to the late works of the 1950s and 1960s (Chapel of Ronchamp, Indian city of Chandigarh). “Divided into three largely independent sections entitled ‘Contexts’, ‘Privacy and Publicity’ and ‘Built Art’, the show also focuses on major themes in his work, such as his ongoing interest in the Mediterranean and the Orient, his shift toward organic forms in the 1930s, as well as his exploration of new technologies and media. The result is an holistic understanding of Le Corbusier’s oeuvre,… (Excerpt from the press release). There is extensive supporting program with symposiums, excursions, guided tours, workshops and matinées. For more information visit the Design Museum’s website. Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein: Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture (September 29 2007 – February 10, 2008). Interview with curator Mateo Kries, October 2, 2007. Part 2/2.
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