https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdxxyprNGRE#t=208

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s 1933 documentary on the IV CIAM (full).

Georgios Kontoleon, Kyriakides residence, Kavouri, Attica, c.1933.Source: Alexander Tzonis, Alcestis P. Rodi, Greece. Modern Architectures in history, London: Reaktion, 2013, p.134.
According to Georgios A. Panetsos, [Curzio] Malaparte saw the gypsum model of the Kyriakides house in Kontoleon’s studio during one of his visits to Athens during the 1930’s. Malaparte was a frequent traveller to Athens as the Corriere correspondent, but also as the friend of Galeazzo Ciano (Mussolini’s son-in-law, minister of press and propaganda and, subsequently, of foreign affairs) and, later, personal envoy to Emmanuele Grazzi, the Italian ambassador to Greece.
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Georgios Kontoleon, Kyriakides residence, Kavouri, Attica, c.1933.
Source: Alexander Tzonis, Alcestis P. Rodi, Greece. Modern Architectures in history, London: Reaktion, 2013, p.134.

According to Georgios A. Panetsos, [Curzio] Malaparte saw the gypsum model of the Kyriakides house in Kontoleon’s studio during one of his visits to Athens during the 1930’s. Malaparte was a frequent traveller to Athens as the Corriere correspondent, but also as the friend of Galeazzo Ciano (Mussolini’s son-in-law, minister of press and propaganda and, subsequently, of foreign affairs) and, later, personal envoy to Emmanuele Grazzi, the Italian ambassador to Greece.

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Rene Burri, Four Images from “Le Villa Savoye”, (1959)

Four now classic images from Rene Burri’s documentation of the decaying masterpiece of modern design.

René Burri documents the decaying Villa Savoye (1959)

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J.J.P. Oud, Cafe De Unie, Rotterdam (1924-25).

J.J.P. Oud, Cafe De Unie, Rotterdam (1924-25).

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Man Ray 1890-1976: Mathematical Object. 1936 

Man Ray 1890-1976: Mathematical Object. 1936 

El Lissitzky, “The Constructor”; self portrait, 1924

El Lissitzky, “The Constructor”; self portrait, 1924

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Le Corbusier at MOMA via ArchPaper

Arguably the most influential member of the first generation of modernists, Le Corbusier fashioned himself into a myth with an invented name, catchy polemics, and doctrinaire and legitimately revolutionary architecture. A new exhibition at MoMA seeks to flesh out the man behind the signature glasses with the largest collection of his architectural drawings, urban plans, sketches, paintings, photographs, and writings ever seen in New York. Drawn from MoMA’s collection as well as the Le Corbusier Foundation, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes focuses on four types of landscapes at different scales: found objects, the domestic, the modern city, and planned territories.

Black Mountain College:Paul Williams, Science Building, 1949-53
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Black Mountain College:
Paul Williams, Science Building, 1949-53

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Rare documentary of Le Corbusier speaking English on the BBC.

Advertisement appearing in L’ Architecture d’ aujourd’ hui, No. 8, 1932: Architects: Take yourselves excellent photographs of your construction sites and your buildings using a Rolleiflex.

Advertisement appearing in L’ Architecture d’ aujourd’ hui, No. 8, 1932: Architects: Take yourselves excellent photographs of your construction sites and your buildings using a Rolleiflex.