On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, this book brings together twelve letters and drawings by contemporary architects.
Availability date: 2016-02-05
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, this book brings together twelve letters and drawings by contemporary architects, an expression of their admiration for, or rejection of, the renowned architect, as well as the inspiration that his works elicited.
These personal accounts provide us with an insight into how Le Corbusier's audacity influenced their own way of approaching architecture, and on a broader level, the world of art.
Marc Barani / Frédéric Borel / Paul Chemetov / Jean-Louis Cohen /
Odile Decq / Jean-Marc Duthilleul / Michel Holley / Nicolas Michelin /
Claude Parent / Elizabeth de Portzamparc / Bernard Tschumi / Jean-Paul Viguier
Bilingual texts by 12 architects.
|Number of pages||48|
|Size||20 x 25 cm|
|Language||French/English - bilingual|
|Technique||12 color illustrations|
After studying architecture and scenography, Marc Barani completes his course with anthropology studes that led him to spend one year in Nepal. Marc Barani founds his agency in 1989with Brigitte Fryland, scenographer, and starts his activity with the extension of the Saint-Pancrace cemetery in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, followed by the restoration of the Le Corbusier Cabanon. His team is diverse and gathers architects, scenographers, designers and landscape designers. Marc Barani created many projects in a close relationship to contemporary art, such as the art center of Crestet, educational workshops at Mouans-Sartoux, or the digital arts creation studio at the Ecole pilote internationale d’art et de recherche of Nice. The Marc Barani workshop is currently working on the Centre de Congrès of Nancy, a car park at the Nice airport, social housing in Rennes, urban infrastructures – such as the crossing of the Loire in Nantes -, a library in Tripoli and Rafic Hariri’s memorial tomb in Beirut. Marc Barani taught architecture from 1993 to 2003, at the École spéciale d’architecture de Paris, the École d’architecture Marseille-Luminy, the École nationale supérieure de création industrielle de Paris, the École méditerranéenne des Jardins et du Paysage de Grasse, and the École pilote internationale d’art et de recherche, Villa Arson, à Nice. In 2008, Marc Barani was rewarded the Equerre d’Argent prize for the tramway station of Nice.
Born in Roanne in 1959. Lives and works in Paris.
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.
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