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Exhibition Focuses on the Works Referred to by Le Corbusier’s 1928 Lecture in Madrid

MADRID.- The exhibition focuses on the two lectures which, during his first trip to Spain, in May 1928, Le Corbusier gave at the Residencia de Estudiantes. Taking the title of one of them, ‘Une maison – un palais’, the exhibition revolves around the works referred to in the lecture: Villa Cook, Villa Stein and the two houses in Weissenhof-Siedlung in Stuttgart, represent domestic architecture, while institutional architecture is represented by the Palace of the League of Nations project in Geneva. The exhibition includes a selection of photographs and original plans of Le Corbusier’s works, projects, paintings and pieces of furniture, dated around the year 1928, as well as a number of photographs, letters and documents which testify to the architect’’s close ties to the Residencia de Estudiantes. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965), better known as Le Corbusier, was a heroic figure from the history