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On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, this book brings together twelve letters and drawings by contemporary architects.


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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.

Reference 9782363061324
Number of pages 48
Size 20 x 25 cm
Language French/English - bilingual
ISBN 9782363061324
Justification Bound
Technique 12 color illustrations
Publication date 2014

Barani (Marc)

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.

Borel (Frédéric)

Born in Roanne in 1959. Lives and works in Paris.

Chemetov (Paul)

Born in Paris in 1928. He lives and works in Paris.

Cohen (Jean-Louis)

Born in Paris in 1949. Lives and works between Paris and New York.

Decq (Odile)

Odile Decq is an architect born in 1955 in Laval, in the Mayenne department of France. Odile Decq graduated in architecture in Paris in 1978 and received a diploma in Urbanism and Planning in 1979 from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. In 1980, Odile Decq opened her own agency and subsequently went into partnership with Benoît Cornette in 1985 (ODBC agency). Together they achieved two buildings for the “Banque Populaire de l’Ouest” in Rennes, a project which brought them international recognition. A Golden Lion Award was attributed to the ODBC agency during the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 1996. After an international competition in 2001, Odile Decq’s project was selected for the expansion of Rome’s museum of contemporary art (MACRO). In 2004, another one of her projects was selected for the construction of the Regional Contemporary Art Fund (FRAC) in Rennes whose construction is almost completed today (opening scheduled in Spring 2012). Odile Decq has been a professor since 1992 at the “Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture” in Paris where she was elected head of the Department of Architecture in 2007.

Duthilleul (Jean-Marie)

Born in Versailles in 1952. Lives and works in Paris.

Holley (Michel)

Born in Düsseldorf in 1924. Lives and works in Paris.

Le Corbusier

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.

Michelin (Nicolas)

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1955. Lives and works in Paris

Parent (Claude)

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1923. Lives and works in Paris.

Portzamparc de (Elizabeth)

Born in Rio de Janeiro. Lives and works in Paris.

Tschumi (Bernard)

Born in Lausanne in 1944. Lives and works between Paris and New York.

Viguier (Jean-Paul)

Born in Azas in 1946. Lives and works in Paris.

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