Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture at London’s Barbican Art Gallery, is the first major survey in London of the internationally renowned architect in more than 20 years, presenting a wealth of original models, interior settings, drawings, furniture, photographs, films, tapestries, paintings, sculpture and books by designed and written by the architect himself.
The exhibition charts how Le Corbusier’s work changed dramatically over the years from the regional vernacular of his early houses in Switzerland, to his iconic Purist villas and interiors of the 1920s, to the dynamic synthesis achieved between his art and architecture as exemplified by his chapel at Ronchamp (1950-55), and his civic buildings in Chandigarh, India (1952-64).
Important works by his collaborators, such as Fernand Léger, Amédée Ozenfant Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé are also featured.
The exhibition runs at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, from 19 February to 24 May 2009.
Thanks to Bob Latham* for the heads up.
*A very talented (and reassuringly expensive!) garden designer who designed my very lovely garden.