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The Drawings
The Drawings

The Drawings

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8031 Zurich
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8031 Zurich
  • The Drawings
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  • The Drawings
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Le Corbusier’s late work is permeated by the idea of a “Synthesis of the Arts.” In the pilgrimage church at Ronchamp and in the parliament building in Chandigarh, for example, there are large enamel murals that the artist-architect used to heighten the impression of the grand entrance portals.
In Zurich, the main and service entrances are hidden on opposite sides of a 226-centimeter spatial module. In order to make this zone more prominent, owner Heidi Weber had a reproduction of an “Ubu” attached to the front of the building, a scratch drawing in white on black from her portfolio Série Panurge, published in 1961. The Ronchamp-inspired pivot door on the south side of the building is also enlivened with reproductions of Le Corbusier’s works: inside is the 1963 ink drawing Taureau, from Weber’s own collection, and outside the lithograph Os 2, published in 1964 in an edition of 150.

Drawing on enamel after the lithograph Os 2 from 1964 on the outside of the pivot door, Pavillon Le Corbusier

Edition Heidi Weber, Le Corbusier: Œuvre lithographique, Zurich, n.d. [ca. 1970].

Naïma Jornod, La “Maison d’homme” ou “Heidi Weber Museum – Center Le Corbusier,” Geneva, 2013.

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Zeichnung auf Emaille nach der Lithografie Os 2 von 1964 auf der Aussenseite der Drehtür, Pavillon Le Corbusier
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Zeichnung auf Emaille auf der Innenseite der Drehtür, Pavillon Le Corbusier, 4. November 1963
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Zeichnung «Ubu» aus der Série Panurge 1941/1950, Aussenbereich beim Haupteingang des Pavillon Le Corbusier, 18. August 1961
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Emailliertes Hauptportal, Aussenansicht, Kapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut in Ronchamp, Le Corbusier, 1955
Abbildung: © Wladyslaw, 2008