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Léger, Le Corbusier, and Paris Futur

11.14.13 Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Lecture by Professor Anthony Vidler (Brown University) Anthony Vidler, Professor of the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University; Emeritus Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union

Anthony Vidler discusses the idea of the new city, which animated the imaginations of artists, architects, and filmmakers in the 1920s, seen in the light of Fernand Léger’s friendship with the architect Le Corbusier and their participation in the avant-garde journal L’Esprit Nouveau.