While Le Corbusier's famous “journey to the east” has been the subject of numerous investigations as an important chapter in the great modernist's formative years, his days in Romania while en route to Constantinople are thinly covered. Le Corbusier and the Romanian Cula helps to fill that gap by focusing on one important detail: discovery of the identity and location of a much-discussed building he sketched while there and its importance for both traditional Romanian architecture and Le Corbusier's emerging vision of modernity. Judith Bing's discussion of her long search and unexpected discovery draws on firsthand knowledge of vernacular architecture in the Balkans, including Romania, and a long-standing interest in the early travels and subsequent modern architecture of Le Corbusier.
Le Corbusier and the Romanian Cula
Judith Bing is professor emeritus of architecture at Drexel University, where she taught studio courses and lectured on modern and vernacular architecture. Her research focus is Balkan vernacular architecture. She is a research associate at the Aga Khan Documentation Center (MIT) and center associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University). firstname.lastname@example.org
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Judith Bing; Le Corbusier and the Romanian Cula. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2017; 76 (2): 146–153. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2017.76.2.146
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