A major retrospective of the work of celebrated architect Le Corbusier is to open at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this June.
Entitled Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, the exhibition will feature the architecture, design, art, photography and writings of the French architect, with a focus on the different places, buildings and landscapes he visited and imagined throughout his life and career.
The show will be divided into four sections, covering the landscape of found objects, the domestic landscape, the architectural landscape of the modern city and the vast territories the architect masterplanned. It will include five reconstructed interiors, as well as silent movies made by Le Corbusier in the 1930s, original models, sound recordings and watercolour paintings.
The exhibition is set to open at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on 15 June and will run until 23 September. It will be curated by architect and historian Jean-Louis Cohen and will also travel to the Fundació “la Caixa” museums in Madrid and Barcelona in 2014.
Le Corbusier is commonly regarded as one of the architectural masters of the twentieth century. Born in 1887 under the name Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he coined the pseudonym in the 1920s, before going on to design iconic buildings such as the Villa Savoye in Poissy (model pictured, top), the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp and the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille.