Matthews Distinguished University Professor Mardges Bacon will be participating in Le Corbusier/New York, symposium being hosted by the Center for Architecture in New York City. This event is being held in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes.
The symposium will examine the architect’s ideas on the city before and after his first trip to the United States.
Professor Bacon will be presenting On the Streets of the Vertical City: Le Corbusier in New York, 1935. Professor Bacon is the author of Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid (MIT Press, 2001) and Ernest Flagg: Beaux-Arts Architect and Urban Reformer (Architectural History Foundation and MIT Press, 1986).
This two-day event will feature scholars from the US and Europe who will discuss how Le Corbusier’s ideas about New York City influenced his work and how, in turn, his legacy impacted the city’s built environment.