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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 392 pgs / 400 color.

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PUB DATE 7/31/2013
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CATALOG: SPRING 2013 p. 5   

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New York
The Museum of Modern Art, 06/09/13-09/23/13

Madrid, Spain
Fundació La Caixa, 04/01/14-06/29/14

Barcelona, Spain
Fundació La Caixa, 07/15/14-10/19/14

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Edited and with text by Jean-Louis Cohen. Text by Mardges Bacon, Tim Benton, Barry Bergdoll, Maristella Casciato, Edmond Charrière, Carlos Comas, Catherine Dumont d’Ayot, Marie-Jeanne Dumont, Romy Golan, Genevieve Hendricks, Guillemette Morel Journel, Juan José Lahuerta, Jorge Francisco Liernur, Jacques Lucan, Niklas Maak, Caroline Maniaque-Benton, Mina Marefat, Mary McLeod, Danièle Pauly, Antoine Picon, Claude Prelorenzo, Josep Quetglas, Enrique Ramirez, Bruno Reichlin, Arthur Rüegg, Jacques Christopher Schnoor, Marida Talamona, Yannis Tsiomis, Anthony Vidler, Stanislaus von Moos.

Featured photograph (© Richard Pare) is reproduced from <I>Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes</I>.In June 2013, The Museum of Modern Art presents the largest exhibition ever produced on Le Corbusier’s prolific oeuvre, encompassing his work as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer and photographer. Over a six-decade career, this towering figure of modern culture constantly observed and imagined landscapes using all the artistic techniques at his command, including watercolors, sketches, paintings, photographs and models. This accompanying publication, appearing 25 years after the Centre Pompidou released the seminal catalogue Le Corbusier, une encyclopédie, aspires to become a new sourcebook, giving an account of research developed worldwide in recent decades. Reflecting the geographic extension of his designs and built works as well as his indefatigable wanderlust, the book is structured as an atlas, with topographical entries allowing for the discovery of the major sites and cities where Le Corbusier worked. Featuring essays by an international range of curators, scholars and critics, and a trove of archival images and materials from the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris, this lavishly illustrated volume presents a wholly unique way to explore the life and work of one of the most important visionaries of our time.

Featured photograph (© Richard Pare) is reproduced from Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Cultured Magazine

Tali Jaffe

The accompanying text to the Museum of Modern Art's June exhibition-- the largest ever produced on Le Corbusier's prolific oeuvre-- encompasses his work as architect, city planner, writer and photographer.

Dwell Magazine

The E2012 Marked What The Editors

2012 marked what would have been the 125th birthday of the great French architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known to the world as Le Corbusier. With anniversaries come books: Take a gander at... a career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, D.A.P.).

Architectural Record

Suzanne Stephens

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, presents a vast range of the work of the influencial architect who was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1887.

Art in America

The Editors

"Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes" examines the proselytizing modernist's endeavors on multiple continents as architect, interior designer, artists, city planner and writer.

Choice

P.S. Kaufman

This catalogue records the only comprehensive exhibition that the Museum of Modern Art has ever staged and published on Le Corbusier's works. [...] Key words in the subtitles are " atlas" and "landscapes". First Le Corbusier was the "Atlas" of modern design, from furniture to urbanism; second, he profoundly conceived his designs in terms of landscapes. [...] This book charts all of his built works by continent, including his paintings and writings, which he sold and published to support and promote himself.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/1/2013

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, on view at The Museum of Modern Art through September 23, is this summer's undisputed international architecture blockbuster. The New York Times' Michael Kimmelman writes, "As an omnibus, long overdue, the show is riveting, fun, a landmark." The exhibition catalog, which releases this week, is truly essential.
Featured image is the roof terrace of the Unité d'Habitation residential housing development in Marseille, France, designed and built between 1945 and 1952. continue to blog


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