300 photographs and 320 original documents are the protagonists of a narration shown on timber panels positioned and created to a project by architect Umberto Riva.
A great deal of material is covered, including his drawings, sketches, original watercolours, shown in different sections to provide an insight into the less celebrated aspects of the great architect, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, universally known as Le Corbusier.
It begins with the architect?s four early study trips to Italy in the 1907-1922period; the following sections explore Le Corbusier?s relationships with Italian architects and artists of the times ? the 1930s, the post war period ? and his Italian work from 1962 to 1965 for projects that were never realised, the Olivetti Electronic Calculation Centre in Rho and a hospital in Venice.
Title: L’ITALIA DI LE CORBUSIER
Curator: Marida Talamona
Dates: 18 October 2012 – 17 February 2013
Location: Maxxi, Rome - Italy
Gallery: Courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier