Open day: Le Corbusier's early drawings. 1902-1916

Photo Enrico Cano
Photo Enrico Cano

Teatro dell'architettura

6 December 2020

Open Day, free admission from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5.30 pm)

Curated by Danièle Pauly, the exhibition is organised to mark the publication of the first volume of the "Catalogue raisonné des dessins de Le Corbusier", published by AAM-Brussels in coedition with the Fondation Le Corbusier Paris and thanks to the Fondazione Teatro dell'architettura contribution. The extensive review is devoted to the drawings a young Le Corbusier executed between 1902 and 1916: from the year he started attending the School of Applied Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, his hometown, to the year before his definitive move to France and the establishment of the architectural studio in Paris. Almost all of the original drawings on display belong to private and public Swiss collections and are largely unpublished: the public will thus have for the first time the opportunity to learn about an exceptional body of rare documents. The exhibition is rounded off by a series of reproductions of original drawings from the Fondation Le Corbusier, as well as original books editions and videos dedicated to the travel notebooks made by the young Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in the years 1902 to 1916.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the access is limited and waiting times are possibile. For this reason, reservation is obligatory.

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