Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, LC2015 - Le Corbusier, 50 years later

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Le Corbusier et Christian Zervos dans Cahiers d’art
Maria Paola Sabella

Last modified: 13-11-2015

Abstract


Abstract: The search has as purpose to notice the importance of Christian Zervos (Argostoli 1889 – Paris 1970), a greek art historian and founder of the magazine and publishing house Cahiers d’art, that lived in Paris from 1907 to the end of his life) with Le Corbusier, inserted in the contest of Cahiers d’art. The exceptional versatility of Zervos’s mind had allowed him to realize, through Cahiers d’art, a intellectual environment that exceeded the ordinary publishing house of that period, beacuse it was enchanted and nourished by all sector of knowledge. Zeros, inside the Cahiers d’art, made Le Corbusier protagonist of the section of Architecture, that submits to Sigfried Giedion. In fact since the first number of Cahiers d’art the work of Le Corbusier was broadly taken in examination. The articles related to the work of the Architect have gone since 1926 to 1954; the themes that touch these texts can be separate in four major topics: design, private house, great public buildings, painting. La recherche a le but de relever l’importance de Christian Zervos (Argostoli 1889-Parigi 1970), historien de l’art et fondateur des Éditions Cahiers d’art, qui vécut à Paris depuis 1907 à sa mort, et Le Corbusier, insérée dans le contexte de Cahiers d’art. L’exceptionnel éclectisme de Zervos a permis de réaliser dans Cahiers d’art un excellent milieu intellectuell qu’il va au-delà des Éditions, car uni et nourri par chaque domaine de la connaissance. Dans les Cahiers d’art, Zervos rend Le Corbusier le protagoniste de la section d’architecture, soignée par Siegfried Giedion.

 

Keywords: Cahiers d’art; Christian Zervos; projects.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/LC2015.2015.1018


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