The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 2, 2014


Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture Opens at The Crypt in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
LONDON.- 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. 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.

Divided into three 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, whose central idea of the 'synth èse des arts' led to the typically Corbusian connection between architecture, urban planning, painting, design, film and other disciplines. Furthermore, the exhibition will include artworks by contemporaries such as Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and others, which helps to contextualise Le Corbusier's work and artistic influence.

The quality of the exhibition is enhanced by a rare selection of artefacts from the Fondation Le Corbusier. It will include 20 original paintings, 8 sculptures, 20 vintage furniture pieces, about 50 books, approximately 80 original drawings and plans, and more than 70 objects from the architect's personal collection.

His most important architectural works are represented by both original and newly built models, while several reconstructed interiors demonstrate Le Corbusier's conception of domestic space. Among the highlights of the exhibition are the monumental mural painting from his own office at Rue de Sèvres in Paris, a large-scale model of the Philips Pavilion (1958) that reflects Le Corbusier's anticipation of today's computer-generated architecture, original film footage shot by the architect in Arcachon and Rio de Janeiro, and a reconstruction of the model of Le Corbusier's utopian master plan for Paris, the Plan Voisin (1925), which established his reputation as one of the most advanced thinkers of the time.

With a rich variety of media, the exhibition illuminates determining factors in the creative process of Le Corbusier's projects by identifying their historical sources and revealing some of their underlying technical, formal and philosophical preoccupations.

Organised by the RIBA Trust, 'Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture' is showing, as part of Liverpool 2008, European Capital of Culture, in the dramatic Crypt of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Curators: Stanislaus von Moos, Arthur Rüegg and Mateo Kries.





Today's News

October 2, 2008

Joseph Beuys: We are the Revolution Gives Shape to Artist's Large Expanse of Ideas

Princeton University Art Museum Premieres Jasper Johns Exhibition

The Mingei Spirit in Japan From Folk Craft to Design at Musee du Quai Branly

Watercolours from the Stadel Museum Collection on View in Germany

Le Petit Palais in Paris Shows Images and Fashion by Patrick Demarchelier

Zaha Hadid's Portrait in Changing Colors Shown at National Portrait Gallery

Georg Baselitz: Prints 1964 to 1983 to Open at The Alte Pinakothek in Munich

Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art

The 2008 Sovereign European Art Prize Exhibition Opens at the Embankment Galleries

Cartoons & Coronets: The Genius of Osbert Lancaster on View at The Wallace Collection

Serbian-Born Sculptor John David Brcin's Monumental Sculpture Sioux Warrior Realized for Joslyn Art Museum

Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture Opens at The Crypt in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Aspen Art Museum Presents Artist Lisa Anne Auerbach's Non-Partisan Political Knit Sweater Exhibition

New Art Trust Names John R. Lane as President and CEO

Make me a Home! The Northsore Development Partnership Launches International Architectural Competition

Arts Leaders Converge on Technology in the Arts from October 9-11, 2008

The New York Transit Museum Presents a Screening and Discussion

RIBA to Launch International Chapters

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

2.- First stage of the restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Adoration of the Magi' completed

3.- Hollywood actor and 'Conceptual artist' Shia LaBeouf runs around Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum

4.- Exhibition in Rome offers an original interactive journey to discover the city of Augustus

5.- Unique opportunity to see last two works by Rothko and Mondrian side by side

6.- Ai Weiwei explores human rights and freedom of expression in exhibition at Alcatraz

7.- UNESCO seeks answers from Egypt on more than 4,600-year-old 'damaged' pyramid

8.- International Center of Photography announces new Collections Center and Media Lab at Mana Contemporary

9.- British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900

10.- 'Transformations: Classical Sculpture in Colour' on view at the Glyptotek in Copenhagen

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site