VIDEO: The Multi-Faceted Atlas of Le Corbusier
by Dion Tan
Published: June 19, 2013
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887 - 1965), better known as Le Corbusier, was a visionary of his time. Not only was the Swiss-born French urbanist a pioneer in modern architecture, he was also an artist who expressed his imagined landscapes with various media such as watercolors, architectural models, and found objects from his global expeditions. The Museum of Modern Art presents its first major exhibition of his work, “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes”, the largest exhibition of the multi-faceted architect in New York with more than 400 pieces. Guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, took Blouin ARTINFO on a preview of the exhibit and shared his fascination with Le Corbusier’s creative process.