Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

schweizerisch-französischer Architekt, Architekturtheoretiker, Stadtplaner, Maler, Zeichner, Bildhauer und Möbeldesigner (1887-1965). Portraitphotographie mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift auf der Bildseite. ohne Ort und Datum. 105 : 148 mm.
$ 4,123 / 3.500 € (83543)

Hübsches Brustbild des Architekten im Halbprofil nach rechts. Rückseitig leichte Montagespuren. Sehr selten.

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Le Corbusier

schweizerisch-französischer Architekt, Architekturtheoretiker, Stadtplaner, Maler, Zeichner, Bildhauer und Möbeldesigner (1887-1965). Eigenhändiges Manuskript mit Unterschrift. ohne Ort. 4to. 1 p. Knickspuren.
$ 4,123 / 3.500 € (83545)

Das Manuskript, das vermutlich an einen Verleger geschickt wurde mit drei eigenhändigen Zeichnungen von Le Corbusier, wahrscheinlich für sein Projekt Sur les 4 Routes, Paris, Gallimard, 1941. „Main Road. Put the headings for the illustrations in the margin. Montevideo--Sao Paulo Aerial view--side view Rio de Janeiro. The roadway 100 meters in height. Buenos Ayres [sic]--the business quarter. Unless I am mistaken, you are publishing these 3 plates? If this is the case, here is the text of the headings and their location."

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Le Corbusier

Autograph letter signed and autogr. multi-coloured pen and ink drawing.
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To the Frederick Henry Walton Foundation, City of Buenos Aires, confirming an agreement with his correspondent on the terms he is prepared to work with the Foundation; re refers to a course of 10 lectures on architecture and urbanism he has just given and to the reputation he acquired in the past two weeks, explaining the aim of the Foundation was to transform the architecture of Buenos Aires to be known as "Les grands Travaux de Buenos Aires - architecture and urbanism" and to be directed by the architect Antonio Vilar to promote an era of revolutionary town planning. - Le Corbusier attached a coloured sketch to his letter to illustrate his plan clearly; it outlines advanced technical an dfinancial possibilities for modernizing the surrounding suburbs, with references to plans for an airport, railways, underground trains, sewers and to a program for constructing magnificent skyscrapers. Stating he is certain that the development of Buenos Aires would one day be comparable to New York; he points out that his stay is limited to a few days, and he hopes his suggestions are of interest; asks his correspondent to maintain frequent and speedy contact to allow him to carry out the necessary decisions. - Le Corbusier's visit to Buenos Aires in 1929 was financed by the Asosiación Amigos del Arte, La Faculdad de sciencias exatactas y la Asosiacion, and Amigos de la Ciudad at the suggestion of his host, the intellectual socialite, Victoria Ocampo. He gave ten lectures to the local cultural elite later published as "Précisions sur un état présent de l'architecture et de l'urbanisation". - The letter on stationery of the Majestic Hotel in Buenos Aires; his drawing with small tears in foldings, and somehwat spotty.