Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture. 2 October 2008 – 18 January 2009 The Crypt, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Explore the extraordinary career and enduring legacy of Le Corbusier (1887-1965), iconic architect, designer, writer and artist in the first major exhibition of his life and work seen in Britain for over 20 years.
An exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum in co-operation with the RIBA Trust and the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Curators: Stanislaus von Moos, Arthur Rüegg, Mateo Kries
Undoubtedly the single most influential architect of the 20th century, Le Corbusier was also the most controversial. Across the world, his revolutionary designs were instrumental in the development of modern architecture, forever changing the environment in which we live.
From high rise towers to furniture design, his vision of functionalism – using modern materials and engineering techniques – provided radical yet practical solutions to modern urban living, which still evoke strong views today.
The exhibition is showing, as part of Liverpool 2008, European Capital of Culture in the dramatic Crypt of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
This is the first time that the rarely seen Crypt has been open for a major exhibition. Designed by the celebrated English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1930, it was to have formed part of a vast cathedral that was never built.
Featuring unique drawings, models, paintings, furniture, photographs and films, Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture takes an in depth look at the projects, interiors and art of Le Corbusier and reveals the man behind the myth.
The exhibition presents his most important architectural projects, furniture and interior designs, his paintings, textiles, drawings and books. It gives a comprehensive introduction to Le Corbusier’s work and influences, but also reveals new views on Le Corbusier for people already familiar with his architecture.
Entrance to the exhibition is timed so advance booking is strongly recommended.
Book tickets now
£6, concessions £4 (RIBA members, senior citizens, students in full-time education, job seekers, registered disabled).
Free to children aged under 16.
Please note a booking fee applies on all advance ticket purchases.
Tickets are also available on the day at the venue.
All groups must book in advance. Parties of 12+ people receive a special advance booking discount. Please call 020 7014 8444 (9am – 6pm, Mon – Fri) to make a group booking.