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Jean Louis Cohen — Lectures at the Collège de France

Le Corbusier: landscapes for the machine age

15 May 2019 - 26 June 2019

The issue of landscape is present throughout Le Corbusier’s work, whether latently or manifestly. While some of his buildings act as clear rooms capturing views of the territories surrounding them, others, such as the chapel at Ronchamp or the convent at La Tourette, are determined in their very design by the landscape from which they have somehow emerged. The course explored this constant preoccupation through a threefold biographical, thematic and geographical trajectory, leading from the plateaux of the Jura, where the young architect had discovered nature, to the shores of the Mediterranean, which never ceased to inspire him.