Le Corbusier Correspondence and Photographs on the Design for l'Eglise de Firminy 1964, undated

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Creator
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965
Size
0.25 linear feet (1 halfbox)
Call number
MC 00655

This collection contains letters sent by Le Corbusier to Keller Smith about an ongoing project of Le Corbusier's, l'Eglise de Firminy, located in Firminy, France. Within this collection are letters from Le Corbusier to Keller Smith, sketches of the building in plan and section, ideation and study sketches of light, spacing and site location, and photographs of Le Corbusier's study model of l'Eglise de Firminy. Keller Smith was a co-editor of the Design School's student publication, and Le Corbusier's letter responds to Smith's request to view a project of his. Le Corbusier personally chose the church project to send to Smith.

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, was born October 6, 1887 and died August 27, 1965 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. Le Corbusier was an architect, designer, urbanist, writer, and well-known in the field of modern architecture. He was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America. He was a leader in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. Le Corbusier adopted his pseudonym in the 1920s, allegedly deriving it in part from the name of an ancestor, Lecorbésier. Keller Smith was the co-editor of student publications for the School of Design (now College of Design) at North Carolina State University.

Biographical/historical note

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, was born October 6, 1887 and died August 27, 1965 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. Le Corbusier was an architect, designer, urbanist, writer, and well-known in the field of modern architecture. He was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America. He was a leader in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. Le Corbusier adopted his pseudonym in the 1920s, allegedly deriving it in part from the name of an ancestor, Lecorbésier.

Keller Smith was the co-editor of student publications for the School of Design (now College of Design) at North Carolina State University.

Scope/content

This collection includes photocopies of hand drawn sketches, photographs of study models, and laminated correspondence letters. The date range is 1963-1964 with several items undated. The sketches are by Le Corbusier and include studies into site layout, perspectives, building form, and lighting studies.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the order received.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], LeCorbusier Correspondence and Photography on the design for l'Eglise de Firminy, MC 00655, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transfer from Design Library (Accession 2018.0406)

Processing information

Processed and finding aid updated by Oliver Robinson, February 2019

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Correspondence from Le Corbusier to Keller Smith 1964
Half box 1, Folder 1
Le Corbusier's Sketches of l'Eglise de Firminy 1964
Half box 1, Folder 2
Sketches by Le Corbusier Undated
Half box 1, Folder 3
Photographs of l'Eglise de Firminy Study Model Undated
Half box 1, Folder 4
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Le Corbusier Correspondence and Photographs on the Design for l'Eglise de Firminy, MC 00655, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.