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The Corbusier and the question of brutalism - Marseille

From 11/10/2013 to 22/12/2013


Le Corbusier, whose real name is Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, was an innovative Franco-Swiss architect and town planner.


The way he included his very special relation with the Mediterranean to his works and projects helped him build a reputation internationally. The “Unité d’Habitation” of Marseille, also known as the Radiant City, is a good example.

The objective was to centralize most of the necessary daily structures in the same building (schools, shops, entertainmen, etc.). Aesthetics issues were also considered in a different way: Brutalism. This style of architecture is characterized by the massive aspects of its buildings and also by the materials used such as concrete, brick or steel.

Le Corbusier made remarkable artistic research between 1933 and 1965 as the visual arts were an integral part of his approach.


The exhibition "Corbusier and the question of brutalism" presents the original works, pictures, sculptures, paintings or tapestries of this artistically eclectic figure.


Practical Information:

Le Corbusier and Brutalism - Marseille

Place de la Joliette
13002 Marseille


For more information, check the Marseille Provence 2013 website.