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Architecture Interruptus


Le Corbusier and Jose Oubrerie
Photo courtesy of Jose Oubrerie

Architecture Interruptus
Fri, Jan 26, 2007Sun, Apr 15, 2007
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Apr 15 2007.

"A creative dialogue between peers, as well as a gift from a student to his master."--NEW YORK TIMES
The Church of Saint Pierre, in Firminy, France, was designed by pivotal 20th-century architect Le Corbusier with a young associate, Jose Oubrerie, in the early 1960s. Now, after years of delays and interruptions, Oubrerie, a professor at Ohio State's Knowlton School of Architecture, is bringing the project to fruition. The structure has become a true partnership between these two architects, and this exhibition invites you to examine the interaction of their ideas. Featuring historical and contemporary photographs, sketches, and drawings, and a newly commissioned model, the exhibition strives to bring the experience of the building to the Wexner Center galleries.

Organized by the Wexner Center. Curated by Head Registrar Megan Cavanaugh Novak. A catalogue with contributions from Novak and noted architectural theorist and critic Jeffrey Kipnis, also a professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture, accompanies the show.

image credits

All works by Le Corbusier or Atelier Le Corbusier: © 2006 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / FLC.

Le Corbusier
L'eglise Saint-Pierre a Firminy, 1963
Lithography on paper, ed. 29/275
Collection Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole