May 2, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Le Corbusier (18871965) is most notable as the father of the architectural theory of the house as a machine for living. His all-encompassing approach to design helped to foster his interests and successful pursuits in architecture, urban planning, furniture design, and even the written word.
Distinguished curator, author, speaker, and scholar, Jean-Louis Cohen holds the Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the History of Architecture at New York Universitys Institute of Fine Arts, a position he has held since 1993. Dr. Cohen has researched extensively on Le Corbusier, 20th-century architecture, and urban planning, and is the author of significant books in these areas.
On Thursday, May 31 at 7:00pm at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, DC, he presents highlights of Le Corbusiers groundbreaking architecture and discusses in particular his celebration of technical objects (cars, ocean liners, airplanes, to name a few) and the poetic ways in which they shaped his designs.
Admission is $35 or $30 for members.