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MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts opens Le Corbusier e l’Italia

MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts presents Le Corbusier e l’Italia on view 18 October 2012–17 February 2013.

Architect, sculptor, painter, brilliant thinker of his time, the creator of an architecture based on social needs, one of the fathers of modern town planning and a master of the Modern Movement: Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier.

MAXXI Architettura, directed by Margherita Guccione, is focusing on this figure with Le Corbusier e l’Italia, curated by Marida Talamona and realised in partnership with the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

With 320 original documents and 300 photographs in an exhibition that, adopting a chronological and thematic format, presents the influence of Italy on the training and work of the master; from the first trips early in the 20th century to the unbuilt projects for the Olivetti Electronic Calculation centre at Rho, and the hospital in Venice from the 1960s.

MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts
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