Text of speech delivered by Le Corbusier before the annual convention of the American Designers' Institute, Friday April 25th, 3 p.m. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, introducing for the first time his new method of proportions. [195-]
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The main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a new art reference library, named the Thomas J. Watson Library, was designed by the architectural firm of Brown, Lawford and Forbes in consultation with the Museum. Severud-Elstad-Krueger were the structural engineers; Krey and Hunt were the mechanical engineers. The Library formally opened Jan. 26, 1965. It occupies three floors: the two lower floors comprise s...
Architect. Le Corbusier, born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, adopted pseudonym Le Corbusier, 1920. Studied engraving at School of Applied Arts, La Chaux de Fonds, 1900-1905. Employed in office of architect Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, in 1907; August Perret, Paris, and with Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, Berlin, in 1910. Founder-Director, L'Atelier d'Art Réunis, La Chaux de Fonds, 1909-1914, and Instructor, l'Eplattenier's Nouvelle Section de l'Ecole d'Art, La Chaux de Fonds, 1911-1914; also work...