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Le Corbusier: Mesures de l'Homme at the Pompidou Center

From 29 May 2015 to 03 August 2015

The Pompidou Center is dedicating a retrospective to the work of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier from April, 29th to August, 3rd, 2015.

Visionary architect and urban planner, theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier is an icon of the  twentieth century architecture.

The Pompidou Center invites the public to understand the essence of the work of this great figure of modernity through the concept of human proportion, the human body itself as a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition.

This extensive exhibition will be devoted to understand the principles of Le Corbusier’s reflection by gathering more than 300 works and documents (paintings, models, plans, books, sculptures, photos, movies ...). Emphasizing the importance of human proportion throughout the work of Le Corbusier, the Pompidou Center opens wide the remarks on the principle of Modulor developed by the architect.

Le Corbusier was at the origin of many architectural gems such as the Radiant City in Marseilles, the Villa Savoye in Poissy, the UN headquarters in New York and much of the city of Chandigarh in India.

The course of the retrospective will be presenting the different facets of the artist's work, through nearly 300 paintings, sculptures, architectural drawings and models, and of course films, photographs and documents illustrating the abundant production of this native of the Swiss Jura, naturalized french in 1930.

Guests staying at Hotel Cambon will be within a 15 minute drive from the Centre Pompidou to assist this instructive exhibition. 

Le Corbusier: mesures de l'Homme

Where? Center Pompidou

When? April 29, 2015 - August 3, 2015 from 11:00 to 21:00

Gallery 2 - Centre Pompidou, Paris

Rates : 14€, or 11 €  package providing access to all the temporary exhibitions and permanent collections.