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