National Building Museum

Portraits in Design: Le Corbusier

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Portraits in Design is a lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. Portraits in Design continues in 2015 with lectures on Le Corbusier on January 11; Julia Morgan, FAIA, on February 22; and Beatrix Farrand on March 15.

Anthony Flint, author of Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow (New Harvest, 2014), presents a portrait of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965). Flint, a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, suggests that there is much to learn from the Swiss-French architect of the Villa Savoye and the Ronchamp chapel, who was also influential in urban planning and dedicated to developing better living conditions in crowded cities. A book signing follows the talk.

1.5 LU (AIA)

$12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-member.
Special series pricing for all three: $30 Member | $30 Student | $50 Non-member.

Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

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Photo: Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, by Le Corbusier. Photo by Anthony Flint.

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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