Did Someone see Mr. Corbu ? Gwénaëlle Abolivier
A playful paper chase to discover Le Corbusier’s geometric architecture.
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Through this text-poem, Gwénaëlle Abolivier tells us how she fell in love with the Maison Radieuse of Rezé, conceived by Le Corbusier and its inhabitants. These are the words of the author:
“The Maison Radieuse should be seen as the successful laboratory for a more united, generous, and humane society at a time when living together is a vibrant issue. A few kilometers away from the sea floats a weightless atmosphere of utopia and colorful dreams enlightening our lives and giving us faith in the possibility of a different world.”
|Reference||Qui a vu Monsieur Corbu ?|
|Number of pages||Leporelo|
|Size||25 x 20 cm|
Le Corbusier was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in 1887 and died in 1965. He is one of the most important representants of the modern movement with, for example, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropuis, Alvar Aalto and Theo van Doesburg. Installed in Paris since 1917, he participates to the creation of the Esprit nouveau, an art and architecture magazine in which he uses the pseudonym of Le Corbusier. After the WWII, he proposes his "unités d'habitation" (habitation units) and realises Marseille's Cité radieuse.
Great theoretician, he maintains his publications with le Modulor (1950), presentation of modern architecture.
Gwénaëlle Abolivier is a journalist and author. For the last 20 years, she has been broadcasting reportages on France Inter. Her first encounter with Le Corbusier happened on the rooftop of the Maison du Fada in Marseilles. Since then, she visited every creation of the architect, among which the Maison Radieuse she chose as the topic of this book.
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