Summer Semester 2019
• Goethe University Frankfurt am Main | Art History Department
When Architecture Meets Art: Le Corbusier and The Avant-Garde Collaborations
Daniela Ortiz dos Santos
This seminar aims at exploring the mutual influences between the fields of architecture and art. Rather than merely pointing out events and bringing up names, this seminar focuses on Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier as an instrument for research in order to examine the several intersections between the architectural practice and modern art. We will address issues such as intellectual affinities, aesthetic concerns, political and socio-cultural contexts and critical reception. Each week, participants meet in working groups to conduct critical readings and analyze one case study. One visit in modern art museum is also expected to take place in the seminar. The languages of the seminar are English and German.