Léger, Le Corbusier, Italian Futurists, Machines, and the Dynamic City

Another Art lecture in the Bi Monthly series at Oglethorpe.
This sounds very interesting for those interested in Design
This will be UNHOSTED as of now.
Again, be prepared for a $5 charge, although it may be free.

This lecture is by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, Assistant Professor of Art History, Oglethorpe University

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (French: [leʒe]; February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

Le Corbusier
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier (French: [lə kɔʁbyzje]; October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America. He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. He was awarded the Frank P. Brown Medal and AIA Gold Medal in 1961.
Le Corbusier adopted his pseudonym in the 1920s, allegedly deriving it in part from the name of an ancestor, Lecorbésier.

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  • Havana H.

    I don't know what I expected but it was better than that! I enjoyed it!

    October 16, 2013

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    On my way

    October 16, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Can't make this one but very interested in the series.

    October 14, 2013

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