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Atlantic Coast: nature as inspiration

Benton, Tim (2013). Atlantic Coast: nature as inspiration. In: Cohen, Jean-Louis ed. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes. New York: Museum of Modern Art, pp. 162–167.

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Discusses the way Le Corbusier conceived of landscape as a metaphor of creativity. His vacations spent on the Atlantic coast, on the Bassin d'Arcachon, inspired not only a series of paintings and photgoraphs, but also a major shift in his approach to natural materials.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Author
ISBN: 0-87070-851-1, 978-0-87070-851-0
Extra Information: Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 15-Sept. 23, 2013, subsequently travelling to CaixaForum Barcelona, Feb. 6-May 11, 2014, and CaixaForum Madrid, June 11-Oct. 19, 2014./
Keywords: Le Corbusier; nature; landscape; Bassin d'Arcachon; photography
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: 40029
Depositing User: Tim Benton
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 05:10
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