Jean Tschumi, architecte

Jean Tschumi, architecte

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Catalogue of the exhibition Jean Tschumi, architecte at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine.


Catalogue of the retrospective exhibition taking place from 19 May to 19 September 2021, this book presents the work of the Swiss architect Jean Tschumi (1904-1962).
With a wealth of iconographic material, the book provides an insight into the work of this man who worked for modern European architecture, in particular through the development of architecture, notably through the design of the Nestlé headquarters in Vevey and the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. Organization in Geneva. The catalogue will also open its pages to contributions from specialists, both French and Swiss, in all fields in which Jean Jean Tschumi demonstrated his international stature in the history of architecture, urban planning, decorative arts, construction and heritage; and of construction and heritage; and which today make his work the object of a revelation to the general public.
The richness, the requirement and the seriousness of the content, both iconographic and textual, will allow this monographic work to be considered as a complete and unpublished documentation on this architect.
Through the exhibition and its catalogue, the aim is to produce a strong visual impact that contributes to the rehabilitation of this modern architecture of the second 20th century, which is still largely unknown. The elegance of Tschumi's drawings, plans, and the plastic power of his architecture can be compared to that of the French, European and American tenors of the time, and allows us to meet this challenge.


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