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VU031 Architectural Walk in the 16th District: From Le Corbusier to Guimard through Mallet-Stevens

  • 03 Jun 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 55, rue du Docteur Blanche, 75016 PARIS
  • 16

Paris’ 16th district offers an amazing insight into the history of Modern Architecture and Art Nouveau Style. Built in 1923 by Le Corbusier, la Maison la Roche, was commissioned by the collector Raoul La Roche. With this project, the architect used new industrial materials such as reinforced concrete, and set up the ideas which were later formulated in the ‘five points of Modern Architecture’. We will visit the house. Very close by, the Mallet Stevens’s street, hosts some beautiful examples of his style. Important figure of the Modernist School, decorator, designer, Mallet Stevens built these private mansions for himself and some of his friends. Our promenade will take us to visit the House “Maison la Roche” and explore the Art Nouveau style whose best representative of this movement born in the late 19th century was Hector Guimard.

About the Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

Photo Credit: Public Domain

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