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CORBUSIER LE COUVENT SAINTE MARIE DE LA TOURETTE (LE) - (POTIE P)

CORBUSIER LE COUVENT SAINTE MARIE DE LA TOURETTE (LE) - (POTIE P)

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Birkhauser
September 1, 2001
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Birkhauser
September 1, 2001

In 1952 Le Corbusier was commissioned "to dwell in the silence of men of prayer and study and to construct a church for them". The result was his impressive Convent of La Tourette, marking a significant step in modern religious architecture.

Beginning with the rectangular form common to the Cirstercian monastic tradition, he created a building whose stark form contrasts beautifully with the organic elements of the interior court and the grasslands surrounding it.

The church itself is a model of simplicity, the cement has been left rough and the well located sources of light evoke a feeling of silence and reflection. The order's precept of prayer, study and reflection is aptly mirrored in the architecture.

144 p., 22 x 13 cm

EAN 9783764362980