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Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zurich: Model and Prototype of an Ideal Exhibition Space

Dumont D'Ayot, Catherine and Benton, Tim (2012). Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zurich: Model and Prototype of an Ideal Exhibition Space. Ennetbaden: Lars Muller Verlag.

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Le Corbusier’s Pavilion for Zurich uses numerous handwritten documents, drawings, and papers to trace the history of Le Corbusier’s last built work. This dwelling, which is also a museum, was initiated by Zürich gallery owner Heidi Weber. With its abstract forms and colors, it represents an intellectual legacy of the famous architect in which the further development of architecture as envisaged by Le Corbusier is clearly legible. From the first ideas and sketches from 1949–50 to the opening in 1967 and beyond, the genesis of this exceptional building—the completion of which the architect did not live to see—is presented with lavish use of illustrations and documents. This book explains for the first time the significance of the pavilion, which differs strongly from the beton brut of Le Corbusier’s late work, in terms of its position as one of the architect’s central and forward-looking works.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: Not known
ISBN: 3-03778-305-2, 978-3-03778-305-4
Extra Information: The main text for this book was written by Catherine Dumont D'Ayot. I worked with her on the text, carried out archival research for parts of it. I also wrote a chapter on the fortuna critica of Le Corbusier's last work, constructed posthumously by Robert Rebutato and Alain Taves. I was directly responsible for around 10% of the book. This is the first detailed and authoritative study of Le Corbusier's Heidi Weber Pavilion, Zurich, based on archival sources, original drawings and interviews of the leading participants.
Keywords: Le Corbusier; Rebutato; Taves; Heidi Weber; Pavillon Zurich
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36708
Depositing User: Tim Benton
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 12:20
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 05:19
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