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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

"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