Art and Culture  Exhibition 

An Atlas of Landscapes

Le Corbusier, First Retrospective at MoMA

Laura Martínez de Guereñu 

It was no easy matter. A recognition of Le Corbusier’s work that was as late in coming required the MoMA to offer something more than a mere exhibition on a grand scale. Curated by Jean-Louis Cohen and Barry Bergdoll, ‘Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes’ is the New York museum’s first retrospective on the Swiss-French architect. Though he was present in the famous 1932 show and there were small exhibitions on him in 1935, 1963, 1978 and 1987, the great monographic event that Philip Johnson promoted in 1953-1955 never materialized. With over 300 objects on display, the current exhibition takes stock of the master’s profound engagement with the landscape in the course of a fertile six-decade career...

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