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Summer Exhibitions

“Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes”


Museum of Modern Art, New York

June 15–September 23

Curated by Jean-Louis Cohen and Barry Bergdoll

I DECIDED I WANTED TO WORK FOR LE CORBUSIER in 1957, after I graduated from Cornell University, where his work had been a major part of the curriculum. I traveled to Paris, found his studio at 35, rue de Sèvres, and knocked on the door, carrying my student portfolio under my arm. But as soon as they heard my American accent, they shut the door in my face. The next day, I went to the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris to see his buildings there, and I happened upon the inauguration of the Maison du Brésil, Le Corbusier’s new residence hall for Brazilian researchers and students. I was sitting on a bench inside when Le Corbusier happened to come in and sit down next to me—he had arrived early for the ceremony. In my rustic French I

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