This essay examines the circumstances leading to the completion of Le Corbusier's and Pierre Jeanneret's Temps Nouveaux Pavilion and reconstructs both the significant role Jeanneret played in the pavilion's design and the relationships Le Corbusier used in his partially successful effort to be represented at the International Exhibition of 1937. This episode sheds light on Le Corbusier's attempts at seducing the French Left, after a protracted yet futile courtship of the Right. While suggesting a new reading of Le Corbusier's design strategies in the larger urban system of Paris, this essay attempts to fill the gaps in our understanding of the ways in which the architectural avant-garde tried to identify and handle its clients and broader social groups.
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Danilo Udovicki-Selb; Le Corbusier and the Paris Exhibition of 1937: The Temps Nouveaux Pavilion. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 1997; 56 (1): 42–63. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/991215
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