Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer and Sven Markelius discussing UNESCO building, Paris
Copyright: RIBA Library Photographs Collection/ FLC/ ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2011.
The RIBA British Architectural Library collections offer an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the career and influence of Le Corbusier. Sourced from the internationally-renowned book, drawings, archive, and photograph collections, a number of workshops are available for Higher Education students, amenity groups, and the general public. Each is designed to last 45 minutes, giving plenty of time for questions, and the opportunity to discover more about the RIBA Library.
Part of the RIBA Le Corbusier Season, the workshops are an ideal way to discover more about Le Corbusier in conjunction with the other exhibitions and events that will be ongoing in Liverpool, London, and Venice (2008-2009). Follow a visit to the blockbuster exhibition Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture with a workshop. Or, why not find out about Le Corbusier’s work as a stadium architect by visiting the exhibition An Olympic Stadium Project: Le Corbusier and Baghdad at the V&A+RIBA Partnership Architecture Gallery in South Kensington. Begin or end your journey there combining this with one of the workshops listed below.
Le Corbusier as Thief: An Archaeology of Sources
World as Museum: Le Corbusier’s Mundaneum
An Olympic Stadium Project: Le Corbusier and Baghdad
A Human Cycle: Le Corbusier’s Venice Hospital Project
Le Corbusier and Britain
Le Corbusier: The Architecture of the Book
Le Corbusier in Letters: A Peek at Le Corbusier Archives
Interested? Why not use the following resources:
Introduction to the RIBA British Architectural Library Collections
More about the Library Education Programmes
Corb Connections - Useful websites about Le Corbusier - Coming soon!