Author’s reading at aib
With Ursula Muscheler:
Gruppenbild mit Meister_Le Corbusier
und seine Mitarbeiter
Le Corbusier is one of the most influential architectural personalities of the 20th century and is known even outside the world of architecture – not least on account of the numerous pieces of furniture named after him that can be found worldwide as design classics. Even today, architects are being caught in the wake of his ideas. And even today, his exceptional personality has a polarizing effect: A wealth of ideas and a world of shapes serve as a role model for architects. His theses and urban planning visions, however, are regarded by many as inhuman, destructive and megalomaniac.
His work – 40 books, 80 buildings, 200 unrealised projects and 32,000 sketches – is largely known and researched. Less well known is the fact that Le Corbusier’s influence was based not least on the special relationship with his colleagues, who carried his theses and ideas into the world, where they remain in effect even today.
Author Ursula Muscheler has dedicated her new book “Gruppenbild mit Meister” to this topic.
We would like to invite you and your friends to the reading by the author, Ursula Muscheler.
About the book: Even at an early stage, the charismatic »Corbu«, one of the most radical and controversial representatives of his art, attracted young architects from across the world, who drew with passion in his atelier, procured orders for him and managed his inheritance. Who were these »collaborateurs«, and where did they come from? What did they do for him and his work? Were they able to escape his influence? Ursula Muscheler follows the careers of the most important collaborators – among them Oscar Niemeyer, Albert Frey and José Luis Sert – parallel to that of Le Corbusier. An impressive kaleidoscope of the architectural history of the 20th century.
About the author: Ursula Muscheler, a doctor and practitioner of architecture, lives in Düsseldorf. Numerous publications on the history of architecture, most recently in 2012 at Berenberg “Möbel, Kunst und feine Nerven. Henry van de Velde und der Kultus der Schönheit 1895-1914”.
Gruppenbild mit Meister
200 Seiten · Halbleinen · fadengeheftet · 164 x 228 mm
In Cooperation with
BDA Rechter Niederrhein