Le Corbusier Lecture Sketches Collection (143), Architect, 1887-1965
Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier worked in the offices of Auguste Perret and for Peter Behrens before establishing his office in Paris. One of the central figures in the evolution of modern architecture, Le Corbusier is remembered for many significant buildings and projects realized throughout Europe, India, Japan and the Americas, as well as for his seminal book Vers une Architecture.
The collection consists of two drawings made by Le Corbusier during his visit to Philadelphia to receive the AIA Gold Medal at National AIA convention. He lectured, at the request of Norman N. Rice, in the Sylvania Hotel to students of architecture from various area universities.